Flexible Approach

We work with our partners to develop estate solutions that are tailored to their needs
and achieve the best value from available funding.

Partnering Services

Our Partnering Services

We can support our partners to understand their estate and assets, assess the options and opportunities, develop business case and funding solutions, and manage any estate transitions and plan for the future.

Our long-term local partnerships mean that we understand the tight financial pressures and locally driven objectives of each of our areas of operation.

Whether it is strategic planning advice, a one-off design and build, or a longer-term partnership or joint venture with investment and operational estate and FM support, we offer a range of flexible options to help deliver successful value for money projects.

Feasibility and Business Case Development

Our expert estate and facilities management team can work in partnership with you to support the early planning stages of your project. This will support you to identify the key information to help inform your decision making process including strategic business case development and funding applications.

• Site options appraisal, feasibility and master planning
• Cost analysis, market testing and value for money reviews
• Strategic and operational healthcare planning
• Outline and Full business case development
• Design support including planning consultations and applications

We understand public sector investment priorities and the principles which underpin decision-making in government.
We produce compelling business applications that demonstrate evidence based strategic fit that generate economic and social returns.

We are experienced at supporting clients in producing or assuring anything from basic business justification to full-blown five-case business cases that comply with HM Treasury’s Green Book.


Design • Build • Finance • Operate

We offer a broad range of development services provided by highly skilled and experienced professionals to complement your team and project needs:
• Project planning and management
• Site acquisition and disposal
• Architectural design services
• Strategic and operational healthcare planning
• Investment and financial management
• Commercial and Legal services

Delivering your tailored scheme considerately, safely, on time and to budget.

We manage construction projects from the initial concept through to construction completion, with the added benefit of facilities management knowledge to ensure any development is sustainable and flexible for long term operational management.
Infrastructure solutions include:

• New build
• Refurbishment and remodelling
• Capital works programmes
• Third party developments
• Modular solutions

The structure of any development can be flexible to suit your needs and affordability

Funding and Investment

As a public private partnership, Community 1st are able to access a number of different funding and investment streams dependent upon the project being developed. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • NHS capital
  • Grant funding
  • Prudential borrowing
  • Pension fund investment
  • Institutional funding

Our private sector partner brings unique skills in:

  • Private investment into asset-backed PPP projects
  • Sophisticated financial structuring, modelling and debt and equity procurement.
  • Options for sale and leaseback and site acquisition and disposal to help fund projects


We recognise that all public sector bodies require cost effective estate and facilities management strategies as an essential tool in creating efficient and forward-looking community service models.

Our expert estate and facilities team provide turnkey services offer which is well placed to support our public sector partners’ estate rationalisation and efficiency targets and offer:

  • Estate and facilities strategy development and co-ordination
  • Reduced estate costs
  • Efficient utilisation of assets
  • Proactive carbon reduction management
  • Flexible lease solutions
  • Migration and interim asset management services

We are experts in helping you to understand your estate and facilities management requirements

Services to meet your estate, facilities and strategic planning needs include:

Estates audits and reviews, including:

  • Asset condition survey
    • 6 Facet surveys
    • Health and safety assessment
    • Display Energy Certificates
    • Energy performance and improvement strategies
    • Carbon reduction and green energy audit
    • Asset utilisation
    • Service planning audit
  • Options appraisals
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Strategic service development and workforce structures
  • Strategic planning
  • Geo-demographic and service need profiling
  • Space management (optimising the use of your asset)
  • Carbon management
  • Asset management
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Migration and interim asset management services


Our property and facilities management teams deliver bespoke asset and facilities solutions, focusing on the efficient management of a property and ensuring the highest standards of maintenance, compliance, safety and environmental conditions are maintained in accordance with whatever lease or service supply contract is in place.

This is coordinated through a dedicated UK based helpdesk providing 24/7 support.
The service package can be flexible to suit any lease structure or budget available.

A total asset management solution:
• Property Management
• Facilities management
• Achieving Net Zero Carbon
• Energy procurement
• Energy and carbon reduction management
• Cleaning
• Catering
• Security
• Caretaker and support services
• Space planning
• Whole-lifecycle building management
• Project management
• Capital works