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Sheila Carney

Director (London)

Member of Architects for Health


Sheila is a Director of STW and leads ourUK Healthcare Team. During her 25 years with STW, she has been responsible for several large commercial and higher education projects, but established her true specialism in the delivery of complex new-build and refurbishment projects in the Healthcare and Laboratory sectors.

Sheila is currently leading the clinical planning of the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy Centre at University College London Hospital, including the co-ordination and integration of the complex multi-million pound proton therapy equipment.

Sheila’s skill in working with clinical and scientific stakeholders helps her to develop a deep understanding of their needs. She maintains excellent communications with stakeholders through all stages of the project as requirements translate into reality.

Her intimate understanding of the strategic issues facing hospital trusts stems from her unique experience of working collaboratively, as framework partners, with leading healthcare clients including University College London Hospitals, Imperial Healthcare, Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital, BMI Private Hospitals, St Andrew’s Healthcare and Nuffield Health.

Sheila’s particular expertise in design for nuclear medicine stems from her successful delivery of a series of complex radiopharmaceutical production and cancer research facilities on NHS sites, each of which includes a medical cyclotron, hot cells, clean rooms and laboratories, and which achieved regulatory radiological and medicines approvals on the first attempt.

Her experience in specialist healthcare and laboratory environments also spans containment laboratories for biotechnology research, GMP facilities for the manufacture of blood products, hospital pharmacies, CSSDs and pathology laboratories.