Communities & Health


AXIS has worked closely with its public and private clients to help deliver a wide range of community based facilities:

These include:

  • leisure and recreational facilities;
  • institutional schemes;
  • health care projects;
  • retirement villages / extra care facilities; and
  • sustainable transport initiatives.

These projects have been wide ranging in nature and delivered in both urban and rural situations.

AXIS is particularly active in transportation planning for the health care sector where the practice has been involved in over 30 projects, ranging from the preparation of Transport Assessments to support new primary care centre / local hospitals and the development of Travel Plans and parking strategies to encourage more sustainable travel patterns. Many of these projects have involved working direct with NHS stakeholders to undertake patient and staff questionnaire surveys and the development of bespoke travel & parking demand modelling. Involvement in leisure projects has included the preparation of masterplans to upgrade country parks, obtaining planning permissions for major marina developments (with associated residential use), development of multi-sport gym / fitness / football facilities and the design and supervision of the construction of outdoor sports facilities.

With regard to institutional commissions, AXIS has extensive experience of working on the planning of new cemetery projects including contentious sites within Green Belt, AONB and in small rural towns. AXIS has also worked with local authorities and the private sector in the development of outdoor residential educational establishments (field centres). These projects have benefited from the combination of AXIS’ planning and landscape design experience to create acceptable design solutions in highly constrained and designated sites.

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