Wootten Dean has over 15 years of experience of providing property valuation and development advice to NHS organisations and continues to provide advice to  numerous clients within the sector. We have strong working relationships with personnel within the newly created NHS Property Services Ltd based on a long term track record of ensuring Value for Money to the NHS.

Valuation advice

We provide valuation advice to the NHS across a wide range of properties including primary care facilities, offices, land, warehouse/Industrial and retail property.

This includes advice regarding the proposed disposal of surplus property and similarly in relation to potential purchases of interests in property for occupation (either freehold or leashold), for development purposes or for investment purposes.  

We also provide asset valuation advice for both clinical and non-clinical assets held by the NHS.

Development advice

 Bryan's experience in the District Valuer's office included confirming Value for Money to NHS Trusts on over 50 proposed Primary Care Centres across Yorkshire and the North East of England which has ensured a genuine understanding of the requirements of the NHS in such matters. Subsequent work for the NHS has extended his experience to include;

  • Negotiation of lease terms on Trust led capital schemes with various occupiers such as Pharmacy operators, dental practices, social services and other clinical service providers.

  • Negotiation of significant capital premiums on behalf of Trusts relating to co-location of pharmacy operators with other NHS occupiers.

Rent reviews

 Bryan has represented the NHS in rent reviews and lease renewals relating to administrative offices, GP leases, Pharmacy leases and other property types. His understanding of how the property market responds to NHS specific issues such as practice patient lists and changes in requirements ensures that the best interests of the NHS are well served by Bryan's representation.

2013 Premises Directions

 As a specialist focussing in the Primary Care environment, Bryan has an in depth knowledge of the 2013 Premises Directions. This allows him to advise clients of the implications of the Directions and assist their understanding of the practical effects of them. Particular current issues include;

  • changes to Improvement Grant qualification criteria
  • Greater control of GP Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Rent reviews on GP accommodation;how the lease rent and reimbursement rent review mechanisms will operate under the revised Directions
For a brief, informal chat about how we may be able to help you, please call Bryan Wootten on 01904 410810 or email us.