Assistant Director of Property and Capital Development,
Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust
Andrew Grimes spent 20 years supplying and installing heavy engineering equipment to the oil and steel industries across the world. In 2003 he joined Homerton Hospital as a contract Project Manager with the Capital Project Team. Andrew moved to the Better Healthcare Closer to Home programme in south west London as Programme Manager for Sutton in 2005. He managed the initiation and development of the 5,000 sqm Jubilee Health Centre project in Wallington which was completed in 2011. He also worked on the Orchard Hill Campus Hospital closure programme and completed sales of community hospital and Learning Disability facilities in Sutton and Hastings whilst supporting and promoting the development of new independent living accommodation in Sutton, Merton and Hastings. During his time with Sutton and Merton PCT Andrew developed strong links with the planning system and managed the health service responses to the Core Strategy in each borough with submissions covering policy and NHS investment proposals. Andrew has worked on health service responses for Core Strategies and Local Plans and business cases for CIL funding for several Clinical Commissioning Groups including plans for the Nine Elms Vauxhall Opportunity Area. Andrew recently completed the joint venture sale of land in Chertsey on behalf of Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is working on capital development of the St. Peters site. Outside of the NHS Estates environment Andrew is the Project Director for a £3m Community Centre at Shinfield in Berkshire which is being funded through Section 106 and CIL contributions.