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NHS Plans Huge Increase In Private Partnership Projects

The Department of Health is drawing up plans to hugely increase the number of building projects it delivers in partnership with the private sector, according to Building.

The plans, known as Project Phoenix, could be worth up to £5B. Project Phoenix will see more healthcare services delivered in surgeries and clinics based in communities rather than in hospitals.  

Under the plans, more NHS-owned land and buildings could be released for commercial use.

Roger Pulham, a director at Gleeds who leads the consultant’s health work and is familiar with the plans, said everything suggests there will be a lot of transformation programmes and reuse of existing space.

“There will be a lot of activity,” he said.