04 Jul Gavin Hill
Associate Director | Architect | Expert Witness
– BA (Hons) Architecture
– Graduate Diploma in Architecture
– Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Practice
– Chartered Member of the RIBA
– Member of The Access Association
Gavin is a fully registered practising Architect having qualified in 1998. He has subsequently gained extensive experience in the design of accessible buildings throughout the United Kingdom, South-East Asia, Middle-East and Australia.
This has included the provision of accessible domestic accommodation for those with a wide range of disabilities, in addition to the delivery of Primary and Acute healthcare facilities for inpatient and surgical care, respite and palliative care, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, mental health and oncology treatment.
His role has included the undertaking of research and advising on all aspects of accessible design, healthcare design and best clinical practice, leading clinical planning teams and consulting with senior hospital management and government departments.
This has allowed him to become proficient in the provision of environments that are compliant with Building Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act and to gain a thorough knowledge of healthcare design guidance including documentation published by the Department of Health along with international government publications of equivalent standards.
EXPERT WITNESS PROFILE
Gavin’s experience has allowed him to gain particular expertise in the provision of specialist domestic accommodation for those with cognitive, physical, and visual impairment.
He has gained considerable experience through research and in particular by managing the design and delivery of facilities for rehabilitation and respite care, in addition to psychiatric care in which he has a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for child, adolescent and older person mental health needs.
In addition to his role of healthcare architect, Gavin is involved in the preparation of accommodation needs reports for cases of medical negligence and personal injury with a similar weight of Claimant and Defendant instructions.
He assesses the housing requirements of Claimants, specialising in the needs of those with cerebral palsy, spinal injury, acquired brain injury, multiple complex disabilities, cauda equina syndrome, amputations, visual and cognitive impairment.
Gavin has carried out numerous property search and suitability reports for Claimants, with subsequently involvement in the required adaptation work.
As a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Gavin practices in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct and maintains his requirement for continuing professional development through attendance at seminars and conferences worldwide with a particular focus on accessible environments and healthcare design.
He is a member of The Access Association and holds the Cardiff University Certificate of Accreditation for Expert Witnesses.