Lux Awards 2013

At an awards ceremony in November at the Park Plaza in London, the IMI Pod ™ was presented with the award for best education and healthcare project of 2013. The Judges found the lighting design focused on the needs of the patient and was a significant step forward in healthcare lighting.

The IMI Pod ™

In July 2012 IMI POD ™ and IMI Pod ™ were approved as registered trademarks.

First IMI patient Environment installed at Barts Newham

On Monday 26th November IMI were given an empty single bed ward. Excluding the frequent conversations with parties interested to know what was going on the pod unit was installed over a 4 hour period. On Tuesday the gas connections were made and the ceiling reinstated with the space essentially ready for a patient on Wednesday morning. A lot has been learnt through this exercise and following installations will benefit from small refinements to the product. The space is live and therefore we are not able to take visitors to the site however for more information and photographs then please call Andrew Bissell on 0845 017 9090.

IMI speak at Joint BIS, European Commision event at the Royal Society in London

Andrew Bissell spoke about the forward commitment procurement process and the IMI patient enviornment at the recent BIS / EC event. Following the event delegates were given a tour of the new IMI installation at Barts Newham.

New Manchester Showroom Launched

Over the last few months IMI have been building a dedicated showroom to allow heathcare professionals and contractors an opportunity to see and test the IMI patient environment products. There are 3 patient spaces, 2 HTM compliant 3600mm wide units and 1 3000mm wide unit more suited to refurbishment of older and more confined estates. To arrange a visit please call Andrew Bissell or Stephen Maddocks on 0845 017 9090.

IMI speak at AHCP 2012

Mike Yates spoke at this years Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals conference. Speaking about the IMI patient environment and the importance of both making use of the research which exists and taking on board the knowledge of the end users when designing new products for the healthcare market. AHCP Website

IMI article in the CIBSE Journal

The IMI Patient Environment is discussed in the February edition of the CIBSE journal. Click the link to read the article. Click Here


Over the last few months IMI have been invited to speak at a number of healthcare and lighting events around Europe. The IMI patient environment was presented at the LCB:Healthcare conference in Poland, at the EuHPN Conference in Bologna (Italy) and at Lux Live at Earls Court in London.

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Book your visit

The IMI Patient Environment has been installed at the BRE and already there have been a good number of visits from NHS Trusts, Contractors and Architects. To arrange your visit speak with Andrew Bissell on 0845 017 9090.


The IMI Patient Environment has been installed at the BRE ahead of the INSITE11 'Rethinking Refurbishment' Exhibition. As expected the pod was quick and easy to install, connect and commision. If you would like to visit the IMI Patient Environment either during or after the INSITE11 event, please call Andrew Bissell on 0845 017 9090.

At the INSITE11 event Andrew Bissell will be speaking about the process which led to the development of the product. The process is a new procurement method called Forward Commitment Procurement and is supported by BIS, DH and LCB:Healthcare.

October 4th & 5th 2011

Working with Wilmott Dixon, the IMI patient environment will be installed at the INSITE 11, Rethink Refurbishment exhibition at the BRE Campus in Watford. IMI designers will be in hand to answer any questions related to the concept, detail and integration of the various systems. We can also talk you through the process we have been through with Rotherham NHSFT and LCB:Healthcare which is the Forward Commitment Procurement process.

June 22nd 2011

A big thank you to our visitors from Erasmus MC Hospital in the Netherlands and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in the UK. This was the second review of the patient environment mock up at Rotherham NHSFT.

June 10th 2011

The Rotherham NHSFT Project is a Lead Market Initiative which is a key strategy for harnessing innovation and using the public sector buying power to achieve this. The IMI solution highlights how well the process works and as a result IMI were invited to speak at the European Conference on the future funding for Research and Innovation, 'Towards a Common Strategic Framework'.

June 9th 2011

As part of the approval process for the IMI Patient Environment Product, a demonstration day was held with attendees from the Department of Health, Krawisc Hospital in Poland and Nottingham University Hospital. A second demonstration day will take place on the 22nd June with delegates from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills and Erasmus Hospital, Netherlands.

April 14th 2011

Through our experience with the FCP process we were invited to contribute to a series of videos to explain both the process and the results of the Rotherham Project. The videos can be viewed here: - DG Enterprise and Industry

January 2011

IMI is a new joint venture company bringing together architects, designers and engineers to explore hospital design and future patient and staff needs.

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