Health Infrastructure

Health infrastructure is key on the Government's agenda, pledging to build 48 new hospitals by 2030, committing to create a net zero NHS by 2040, providing funding to build new elective surgical hubs/units to provide elective recovery against the backlog in elective care and preparing for the expiry of Hospital PFIs.


Our highly experienced multi-disciplined national team of healthcare infrastructure lawyers have a deep understanding and knowledge of the healthcare sector.

We support a wide range of public and private clients on the whole project lifecycle, from structuring contracts and procurements through to expiry and beyond, with advice in relation to specialist areas, such as procurement, property & development, construction, planning, commercial, corporate and regulatory.

Examples of the service areas covered by our Healthcare Infrastructure team include:

  • PFI/PPP projects
  • NHS LIFT schemes
  • Strategic estate partnerships
  • Facilities management contracts/outsourcing
  • Design and build projects
  • Estate rationalisation and transformation
  • Corporate vehicles for healthcare projects
  • Land and leasing
  • Developer agreements
  • Energy Infrastructure projects/power purchase agreements
  • Supplier contracts and procurement
  • Procurement, including procurement challenges, competition and state aid.

Featured experience

  • Advising an NHS Foundation Trust on its infrastructure project to build a new hospital under the New Hospitals Programme (NHP), and providing advice to multiple NHS Trusts on the multi-party alliance based NHP Agreement
  • Assisting an NHS Foundation Trust on the 'reset' of its operational PFI project relating to the PFI estate condition in preparation for PFI expiry and handback
  • Advising an NHS Foundation Trust on its development of a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and sterile services facility using a forward funding model in conjunction with its strategic estates joint venture delivery partner
  • Assisting an NHS Foundation Trust on a number of PFI variations relating to the reconfiguration and refurbishment works at its PFI hospital and associated services delivery
  • Advising a number of NHS Trusts on their decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects under a range of delivery models, including the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

What our clients say

  • "Whenever there has been an issue, DAC Beachcroft has always provided relevant expertise from within the firm and promptly identified a resolution. I cannot recommend them highly enough."

    Chambers UK 2024 Edition, Public Procurement, UK-Wide

  • "The team are very experienced and they're good communicators. They understand the issues well and are very responsive and reactive."

    Chambers UK 2024 Edition, Public Procurement, UK-Wide

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.