Jaime Bishop

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Healthcare architect, co-founder Fleet Architects.

Jaime is a proven healthcare designer, competition winner and studio leader. During his professional career he has been responsible for multiple construction projects with values ranging up to £120 million pounds – spanning acute, primary and mental health design.

Jaime is an experienced all-round designer with specialist skills in healthcare and has sat on the executive board of Architects for Health (AfH) since 2006, recently being elected co-chair of the organisation by peers. AfH leads the campaign for quality in all healthcare design and construction including influencing future technical guidance.

Jaime has significant experience as the lead architect in major healthcare schemes including the preparation of a reference project for a $2 billion pound teaching hospital in Adelaide, Australia. Other healthcare facilities where Jaime has lead the architectural team include the new Walsall Manor Hospital, Stanley Children and Primary Care Centre, Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre and the new community hospital for Braintree, Essex.

A visiting tutor at various universities since 2002 including Nottingham, Cardiff and London Metropolitan, since 2012 Jaime and Richard have been teaching degree level at London South Bank University and established their studio, The Transpontine Laboratory, based at the university in 2014.

Jaime was educated at The Royal College of Art at Bath University, and the TU Delft. He has been ARB registered and a member of RIBA since 2006. He is a recognised figure in the healthcare sector with connections throughout the industry. Jaime has detailed knowledge of traditional, design and build and PFI contracts, fee negotiation and project cost control.

Jaime has been a Foundation Trust Governor and currently sits on the board of City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (C&H CCG) where he leads on Patient and Public Involvement. He has also served as an elected governor at the Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust.

Jaime and the Fleet Architect’s team were shortlisted for the Wolfson Economic Prize 2021 for their submission A Well-Placed Hospital.

2005-2007 Architect  Oxford Churchill Cancer Treatment Centre.

2007-2009 Lead Architect (RIBA stage 1-4) Walsall Manor Hospital Reconfiguration.

2006-2009  Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre – BBH Winner Best New Health Building 2010.

£140 million PFI financed redevelopment of the sprawling West Midlands acute hospital site including a 124 bed modular ward block.

2009 Project Director, Royal Adelaide Hospital Reference Brief.

Led the architectural team preparing the reference project and brief for the new $2 billion (Aus) teaching Hospital in Central Adelaide, South Australia.

2011-2014 Vanbrugh Health Centre.

Design and construction of the new GP and Community Health Services integrated with in a larger scheme including housing, a sports centre and Greenwich Council Services.

2021 Plymouth Hospitals, Modular Orthopaedic Treatment Centre Project Lead.

£30 million new orthopaedic treatment centre on the steeply sloping and congested Derriford Hospital Site.

2010-2021 Estates work with mental health trusts including Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Fleet Architects have been assisting NHFT, a mental and community health trust, with estates reconfiguration projects for over 10 years.

2021 Appointed as Co-Chair of Architects for Health.





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