Murphy Philipps

Specialist Architect – Healthcare Sector


More than 20 years specialist experience in the healthcare sector.

Murphy Philipps’ reputation as UK leaders in healthcare design is based on their broad range of healthcare experience delivered through a variety of procurement routes. This experience includes healthcare facilities design and planning in addition to writing healthcare design guidance for the UK’s Department of Health and private healthcare providers, conducting design research and acting in client advisory roles.


Murphy Philipps have been involved with the design and construction stages of primary, intermediate and acute healthcare schemes, as well as several mental health units. Each building has been designed to support efficient clinical models of care, together with pleasant and simple patient journeys. Murphy Philipps’ work extends from small refurbishments of US$70,000 through to master planning of large acute sites of US$220m construction value.


Murphy Philipps’ projects are resourced to ensure that design quality is maintained from initial design concepts through to project completion. The team at Murphy Philipps has an extremely in-depth knowledge and understanding of the health sector including addressing requirements of business cases and the necessary approvals.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

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Finchley Memorial Hospital

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Lane Fox REMEO Centre

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Nelson Health Centre

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The Royal Brompton Hospital

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Newton Abbot Hospital

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Dulwich Health Centre

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The London Clinic Bedroom Ward

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The London Clinic ICU


Murphy Philipps’ quality of work has been recognized through a range of awards (both in specialist healthcare categories and broader areas of design and sustainability) and commendations and inclusion in RIBA exhibitions and publications.

Recent awards:

Nelson Health Centre, London
Civic Trust Awards  2016 – Regional Finalist
Building Better Healthcare Awards – Nelson Health Centre (Winner – ‘Best Primary Care Development’) 2015

Lane Fox REMEO Centre, South East
Civic Trust Awards – Regional Finalist 2016
Building Better Healthcare Awards – Winner – ‘Best Acute Hospital Development’ 2015
IHEEM Awards – Shortlist – ‘Project of the Year’ 2015
International Academy for Design and Health – Highly commended – ‘Best Health Project under 40,000sqm’ 2015
International Academy for Design and Health – Research Award 2015
Architects for Health Awards –winner – ‘Best New Building’ 2015
Architects for Health Awards – Overall Winner 2015

Finchley Memorial Hospital
Civic Trust Awards 2014
CIBSE Building Performance Awards – Highly commended – ‘Collaborative Working Award’ 2014
Partnerships Awards – winner ‘Best Designed Project’ 2013
Building Better Healthcare Awards – Highly commended – ‘Best Primary Care Design’ 2013
Builder & Engineer Awards – (shortlisted for ‘Public Sector Building of the Year’) 2012

Murphy Philipps Architects: Builder & Engineer Awards – shortlisted for ‘Architect of the Year’ 2012

Newham Maternity and Newborn Unit
Building Better Healthcare Awards – shortlisted for ‘Best Acute Care Design 2011

Cannon Bridge House, London.
Highly commended: New Build Modern Style Stone Cladding 2010

Southampton Adult Mental Health Unit
Building Better Healthcare Awards – shortlisted for ‘Best Mental Health Design 2010

Newton Abbot Community Hospital
Building Better Healthcare Awards – winner of ‘Best Community Care Building’ category 2009
LABC South West Building Excellence Awards – winner of ‘Best Healthcare Building’ category 2009
National LABC Building Excellence Awards – shortlisted in ‘Best Healthcare Building’ category 2009
Health Investor Awards – winner of ‘PFI Deal of the Year’ category 2007

New Acute Admissions Unit, Watford General Hospital
Builder and Engineer Awards – winner of ‘Building for Health’ category 2009
Off-site Construction Awards – winner of ‘Best Off-Site Health Project’ category 2009

Lymington New Forest Hospital
Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award – final shortlist 2008
British Construction Industry Awards – shortlisted in ‘Building Project £3-£50m category 2008
Building Better Healthcare Awards – winner of ‘Best Primary and Community Care Facilities’ category 2007
Health Business Awards – commended in ‘Best Hospital Building’ category 2007

St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping
Epping Civic Trust Awards – winner 2008