Won off the back of other improvement works to Beech Cottage and Wardsend on behalf of the Trust, I&G got to work on a phased delivery plan across the two wards and externals.
Working within a complex environment, the site team had to cordon off an area, creating their own segregated entrance away from the rest of the facility. Special audits had to be carried out to always ensure maximum health and safety. Relationships with the surrounding wards had to be always monitored, allowing the schedule of works to be completed with minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the facility.
Developed and designed in regular consultation with ward staff, service users and pharmacy staff, several phases of work were undertaken.
Every element of this project was designed with safety, aromatherapy and relaxation in mind, offering more modern, private, and therapeutic environments both inside and out, to help the Trust’s service users get better more quickly. Not only this, but the finishing touches added will help them learn techniques to help them stay well for longer too.
Additionally, I&G have created a space for staff to improve their rest and wellbeing facilities, including a kitchen with breakfast bar, and dedicated rest area for them to be able to take a break away from the ward.
Overall, the works completed have improved the visual impact of the centre, creating a more friendly environment for the service users which is more in line with current mental health standards.