REFERENCE GROUPS

REFERENCE GROUPS

In maximising our design response, we must have a wider awareness of the multiple stakeholders which comprise the communities within and around our buildings.

In the justice sector we have formed and developed Prisoner Reference Groups in conjunction with our client Kaylx. These groups debate the design response in terms of education, training and daily life in our prison buildings, features that are linked to reducing reoffending and enabling reintegration into the community. Similarly, in the many hospitals within our healthcare portfolio we have developed Patient Reference Groups, giving a direct voice for the patient community to share their observations about the design journey and physical outcomes within the healthcare environment.