Derek Shepherd BA (Hons) BArch PGDip RIBA
Derek joined P+HS Architects in 2012 from a successful Newcastle based design practice where he had delivered a significant portfolio of projects across different construction sectors. Continuing his success at P+HS he became an Associate, then Associate Director and in April 2016 was appointed as a Director of the Board and is now leading the expansion of our Newcastle office.
Holding a postgraduate Diploma in Participatory Design, Derek not only has a passion for great Architecture but is also a great advocate of user interaction within the design process.
Working within private practice for over 15 years Derek has a specialist knowledge of designing and delivering healthcare architecture. He has been involved in the delivery of projects with a combined total in excess of £150m for acute, primary, social and mental healthcare providers.
Recently Derek has led the delivery of a £7m Integrated Care Hub in South Tyneside; a joint initiative for the NHS and Local Authority. The project, aimed at offering comprehensive support for the growing ageing population, provides a range of health and social care day services as well as residential accommodation and specific provision for dementia care. The facility will enable multi agency working from public and 3rd sector providers, co-ordinating multiple stakeholders within one facility.
Utilising his experience and knowledge, Derek has worked with our clients considering site masterplans and development control strategies. With specific focus on maximising the efficiency of our client’s estates, Derek has provided advice on phased development, rationalisation techniques and long term capital programmes.