Designing Outstanding Healthcare

From minor refurbishments to technically complex acute environments, large scale new builds and estates rationalisation, we approach every project with the same passion and ambition.

Care and Compassion

We recognise the fundamental role that buildings play in the care and treatment of patients and believe that good design can deliver direct therapeutic benefits for patients and staff alike.

Sustainable Hospital Design

We have the right knowledge and skills to help clients deliver sustainable and net zero carbon solutions across the healthcare sector.

PBWC Architects has been delivering projects to the healthcare sector across the UK for over 50 years. Our established and talented architectural team of healthcare and hospital specialists have collaborated successfully with, and built long-standing partnerships with all types of healthcare providers.

Our experience is wide ranging and includes primary, secondary and tertiary care, strategic masterplanning, mental healthcare, community and social care, as well as private healthcare.

Meet our Healthcare Experts

Senior Architect
Iain Stewart
Iain has extensive healthcare experience based on his involvement in a number... Read More

Iain has extensive healthcare experience based on his involvement in a number of cutting edge projects. He was intimately involved in the competition winning design for the acclaimed ACAD at Central Middlesex Hospital. Widely recognised for its innovation, this project won a Millennium Product Award, the NHS Design Excellence Award in 2001 and has been widely published. Iain’s involvement is credited in the book “Hospital Builders” and his original drawings featured in Health Facilities Note 13, published to illustrate the competition winning design.

Iain led the team designing the redevelopment plans for the £837million New South Glasgow Hospitals and the £300million Ulster Hospital in Belfast. The Ulster Hospital commission, like the CMH ACAD, was secured following an architectural design competition. Both these major hospital projects involved resolving innovative and complex clinical briefs on fully operational and very restricted acute hospital sites.

Iain was also instrumental in the design of an innovative Health and Social Care Centre in Barrhead, Scotland. The centre combines Local Authority Social Care in a Health Facility housing local GP surgeries, adult mental health services, physiotherapy and peripatetic outpatient clinics in a single building within the community.

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Director
Simon Burgess
BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  ARB  RIBA Simon studied architecture at Liverpool... Read More

BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  ARB  RIBA

Simon studied architecture at Liverpool University before moving to London in 1990 to work on a wide range of projects including specialist housing for those with mental and physical disabilities, primary and secondary healthcare projects, sheltered housing and townhouse conversions. He has also illustrated a book on caring environments for the frail elderly and was privileged to work on Stephen Hawking’s private home in Cambridge.

Simon joined the practice in 1997 and has continued to lead a range of building types including schools and colleges, residential, sheltered housing, lifeboat stations and healthcare projects. These included Padstow, Appledore, Hoylake and Lytham St Annes lifeboat stations, the Sunrise Centre at Treliske and Carclaze primary school. Becoming a director in 2008 Simon is responsible for the Environmental and Quality Management Systems, Project and Practice Policies and Procedures and ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. 

Simon is particularly interested in ensuring that the experience for those working at PBWC is positive and was instrumental in the plans for PBWC Architects to become an Employee-Owned Trust in 2019.

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Senior Architect
Allen Spencer-Smith
BA Arch  DipArch  ARB  RIBA Allen joined the practice in 1986 and has been... Read More

BA Arch  DipArch  ARB  RIBA

Allen joined the practice in 1986 and has been responsible for leading projects within a wide range of sectors, including education, arts and cultural, shoreworks, as well as residential schemes from large scale specialist housing projects to bespoke family homes. Allen’s wealth of technical and construction experience informs his approach to sustainable early-stage concept design.

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Architectural Assistant
Josh Cole
BA(Hons)  MArch   Josh joined Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects in 2014,... Read More

BA(Hons)  MArch  

Josh joined Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects in 2014, finishing top of school with first-class degrees and a master's at the University of Plymouth.  Josh has worked on major projects across a range of public sectors, as well as for private clients and businesses, including arts and cultural projects, workplaces, intricate one-off-houses and extensions.

Josh’s has particular expertise and specialist skills in planning, and holds a keen interest in sustainable, context-considered design.

Josh is also part of the practice health and wellbeing working group and is passionate about inspiring the next generation of architects. He is responsible for our work experience programme, coordinating and managing summer work placements for local schools and colleges.

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Senior Architect
Carl Fowler
BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  RIBA  ARB Carl has a wealth of experience on large... Read More

BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  RIBA  ARB

Carl has a wealth of experience on large commercial and residential projects in the North West of England for national and international clients as well as together with local authorities. During his time at PBWC, he has successfully completed several projects, including the Tamar Crossing Offices, ESAM Advanced Manufacturing office and industrial building, Exmouth Watersports Centre, The Liner, Ocean View apartments, and Launceston College’s new science teaching building.

Carl brings extensive knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the delivery of projects through BIM software alongside leading the practice’s BIM Management and Implementation program. As a senior member of the practice Carl is able to manage multi-disciplinary teams and complex client groups, nurturing strong project team relationships and ensuring that design remains central to the delivery process,

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