June 2024

Sewell Estates Newsletter

Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of our newsletter.

This month, I had the honour of being on the panel of a Question Time event during Humber Business Week, and the mood in the audience and on the panel was one of positivity, with everyone agreeing that the North of England’s time is now. With opportunities such as devolution, Yorkshire Energy Park and the Humber Freeport, it’s easy to be optimistic about the future.

I also bumped into several of you at The Business Day at Bridlington Spa – hello to everyone who came over for a natter, it was great to catch up! Thanks also to those intrepid folk who joined our breakout session on what the future will bring for the built environment – there was a really lively discussion in the room, and it was fascinating to see how your organisations have been adapting to the changing demands of sustainability and the needs of your workforce.

Read on for some examples of what we’ve been working on recently, and if you’d like to know more about anything we talk about, please get in touch with us!

Best wishes, Jo


How utilisation studies can inform your health estates strategy

When it comes to health service estates, everyone’s having to do more with less. Find out how we’ve worked with health organisations to help them understand their estate utilisation and how this can help them make efficiencies.


Working together to tackle the UK’s skills shortage

According to the Construction Industry Training Board, over 250,000 extra construction workers are needed by 2028 to meet the expected levels of work in the UK alone. As ambassadors for the construction industry, we’ve been getting out and about speaking to young people to encourage them to consider careers in STEM.


Groundbreaking moment for new MND Centre

It was a day of mixed emotion to mark the groundbreaking of the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease at Seacroft Hospital in Leeds. Find out more about the new centre, which will support patients and their families through this horrible disease.

“A pipe dream in 2020 will soon become a reality, taking us a step forward for our patient care and MND services”

Dr Agam Jung, Consultant Neurologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Three reasons not to cut your maintenance budget

When is comes to estate maintenance, taking the effort to go the extra mile can really make a difference to the condition of your buildings and assets, and it can save you money too.