A Case Study
The brief was to find a venue circa 3500 square feet to build a plastic surgery and aesthetic clinic in the Newcastle district.
The surgeon wanted an operating theatre to give sedation based anaesthesia, treatment rooms and staff admin areas in a modern, clinical setting.
The surgeon wanted equipment sourcing, CQC pathways in place and a compete build from an empty building through to a finished clinic.
Budgets were in place for the build, rent deposit and equipment prior to the project commencing and a lot of planning went into the project before any financial commitment was made by the client.
How did it go?
After seeing various venues, a venue was decided upon. It was an office type environment in an affluent suburb of Newcastle. The venue was a new build and with stunning features such as a 100 foot long balcony. We marked our the rooms in tape on the empty floor with Gary lay down in the dust to give an idea of the size of an operating table in the proposed theatre. You get total dedication from us!! A builder was sourced locally and the project began with a defined layout and plan decided upon.
Over the weeks, we slowly purchased all the equipment, engaged with the contractors necessary for the running of the clinic and engaged with key staff to work from the outset.
There were challenges along the way but the project was completed on budget, thanks in large part to the enthusiastic and consistent input of the clinic owners who took a very active part in the project. We always encourage this as this is part of the excitement of the process! However, not every client has the time or inclination so we are equally happy to take the whole process on ourselves.
Handover and beyond
The build was completed and CQC registration was completed with no advisory points. The project was completed on time thanks to the extraordinarily good build team and the end result was fantastic as you can see by the picture across! Mr Ali-Khan was delighted with the finished venue and has enjoyed great success since opening. The venue has given him the freedom to operate in his own environment, to control what he does and associated costs.
Mrs Ali-Khan, an expert aesthetician, has built up new services such as Coolsculpting (unique in the whole region) and now accepts a geographically wide and diverse client base from all over the North East.
We keep in touch regularly with the clinic as we do all our clients, both current and previous and help in any way we can.