Sector: Health Care

Torbay Mental Health Unit

Project Description

The £11.8 million scheme will create a centre on two floors providing an adult ward with 16 bedrooms, treatment and therapy rooms and offices. The upper ground floor would contain the main public entrance leading to a reception and waiting area, a family visiting room, therapy spaces, offices, and other rooms laid out around a central open courtyard. The lower ground floor would contain the staff entrance leading to staff facilities.

The new unit will be built next to two existing mental health wards on the hospital site – Haytor and Beech. All of the wards are part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services.

The additional facilities will help tackle the shortage of adult mental health beds in the area, and will reduce the number of people who have to receive their care outside Devon.

£11.8m high-quality, purpose-designed mental health ward to meet the needs of the local community

Project Involvement

Client engagement and development of the concept design strategy for MEP.

Development of the technical design and co-ordinated working information on behalf of the services contractor.

Building Physics including BRUKL assessment, LZC and daylight modelling.

Project Benefits

Design works completed under the Procure 22 (P22) construction procurement framework, providing cost certainty and excellent value for NHS, Devon Partnership Trust.

All lighting is LED with circadian lighting controls for occupant comfort.

Solar PV on the roof.

Roof mounted plant and services to reduce required internal volume/voids.

Ligature resistant fixtures and equipment in all patient areas.

Underfloor heating to reduce ligature points, provide high-efficacy heating and increase usable floor area.

Standby generator and essential supply to provide network resilience for the proposed building and existing wards.

Site infrastructure works to increase resilience of data network and provide future fibre capacity to the site.