KJ Tait


KJ Tait have delivered a number of Healthcare projects for both the NHS and for Private Healthcare providers. Schemes cover all aspects of Healthcare including Acute, Diagnostic, Outpatients Departments, local GP Surgeries, Sterile Services, Pharmacies, mixed use and dental centres.

We have also been involved in various Residential Care Homes including both new build and refurbishment projects, some of these being undertaken in occupied Homes.
Our role

Our role on Healthcare Projects includes the design of fit-out works and delivery of functional Healthcare facilities.  Schemes are normally developed in conjunction with the Client’s Healthcare Planner and other Design Team members to ensure that the optimum level of MEP services are provided for the facilities to meet the clinical requirements.

Our design input covers all areas of Building Services design and operation including the following:

  • Low energy / carbon strategies for the central plant installations
  • Ventilation and air conditioning including natural ventilation where appropriate to the scheme and climate
  • Heating and cooling installations
  • Domestic water services
  • Foul and surface water drainage
  • Medical gas installations.
  • Standby power and Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • Mains power and small power distribution
  • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Data/telecoms systems
  • Security systems
  • Lift Installations
  • Lighting, emergency lighting and lighting control installations
  • Lightning protection
  • Building Management Systems and automatic control and process monitoring

We have a detailed working knowledge of the Health Technical Memoranda, Health Building Notes and other relevant applicable design codes, and how to functionally apply these with agreed and appropriate derogations if clinical requirements of a facility are more relaxed.

We also have an in depth knowledge of the requirements for differing diagnostic and clinical equipment to identify additional servicing and plant requirements at an early stage of the project.


This project involved the refurbishment of the Italian Hospital on Queen’s Square, London, a Grade II listed building, to create clinical facilities to re-house the Audiology, ...
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This is a new build city centre development for Gloucester City Council over 3 storeys.  The ground floor includes parking, plant space and a pharmacy.
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KJ Tait are appointed by the University of Edinburgh on the new Usher Institute building located on Edinburgh’s rapidly expanding BioQuarter. We are currently finalising Stage 4 of the design for this project.
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KJ Tait are currently engaged on two projects in Harley Street. One is being designed as a shell facility for a healthcare provider to fit out to suit their requirements, and the other is a fit-out of an interventional radiology facility .
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