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About Us



The Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) initiative was founded in 2000 as a vehicle for partnership between the public and private sectors for regeneration and the development of facilities for primary care and community services that would best meet the needs of local populations.

There are 49 LIFTCo's across England offering public sector organisations the opportunity to deliver high quality affordable buildings for their communities.

Arden Estate Partnerships


Arden Estate Partnerships (AEP) – previously known as Coventry Care Partnership - is a Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT), which is a long-term public private partnership between Community Health Partnerships, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Department of Health and a private sector consortium encompassing Equitix and gbpartnerships.

Originally set up by government in 2003 to address inequalities in health and social care estate throughout Coventry and adjacent areas, AEP has built up a wealth of local health and social care knowledge.


AEP have a 25 year agreement with local public sector partners to provide fit for purpose health and social care buildings in line with the Strategic Services Delivery Plan.

Bringing together both public and private sector skills allows a wide range of expertise and experience in developing, designing and providing high quality health and social care estate. We can offer a full range of consultancy and development services from strategic estate planning, right through to asset management, each tailor made to achieve client outcomes.

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What We Do

AEP is all about a partnership collaborative approach. Offering individual clients the opportunity to plan, prioritise and develop purposeful estate needs. We support our clients through ensuring the right estate is in the right place, delivering the right service and is managed effectively.


AEP provides solutions that ensure greater efficiency and utilisation of assets, through its full range of services and skills:

  • Facilities & Estate Management

  • Healthcare Planning

  • Whole System Planning

  • Sustainability

  • Rationalisation

  • Workforce Change Programme


  • Strategic Planning

  • Master Planning

  • Centre Management

  • Property Development

  • Utilisation Analysis & Improvements

  • Project Management


  • Financial Analysis & Modelling

  • Consultation Programmes

  • Capital Development

  • Rationalisation

Partnering Services

AEP also operate outside of the LIFT framework and have the ability to act quickly to the needs of our clients. From this, we can look at a range of projects from move management to full scale development. We are flexible in our approach and would be happy to discuss further. Our partnering services are available to any public sector organisation.


What services do you offer?

Our supply chain features expert support to meet any need your project requires. As well as architects, engineers and surveyors who can help get your project off the ground, we also offer ongoing support such as FM consultancy.


How do I apply?

If your organisation is interested in using AEP for a project, please use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

Benefits of AEP

Working with AEP creates a host of benefits for both local commissioners and service users alike. These benefits range from the quality of service and skill AEP are able to deliver, other benefits include:

  • Pre-procured vehicle (delivering faster results and value for money)

  • Public private partnership

  • Partnership working

  • Diffusion of responsibility

  • Flexible risk share

  • Facilities tailored to the users needs

  • Access to private finance

  • Innovative whole life systems

  • Flexible lease arrangement

  • Maintenance of facilities for 25 years

  • Turnkey Developments

Design Principles

In all of our projects, AEP adopts design principles to achieve key aspirations of:

  • An excellent environment for users and visitors alike

  • Resilience and fit for the future, with the flexibility to change

  • Offering economic value

  • Sustainable in terms of social, economic and the environment

  • Accessible to all

  • Welcoming and easy to find your way around

  • A building of civic pride

By following these principles we aim to produce and develop buildings that work with the community and for the community.

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