This award winning mental health and wellbeing facility involved the construction of single and double storey accommodation on an existing hospital site together with the refurbishment and conversion of a building constructed in 1800’s.
The development provided a new home for mental health services for the local community in Guernsey. The brief was for a building that brought the disparate service under one roof, de-stigmatised mental health, reduced violence and aggression, was flexible for the demands and promoted wellbeing through a therapeutic environment.
Inpatient areas are located on the private part of the site with therapeutic courtyards connecting the service user to the wider rural landscape. Outpatient functions are located to engage with the public face of the health campus. The co-location improved operational efficiencies in transport, catering and estates maintenance.
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The structural design comprised a hybrid solution of loadbearing masonry walls supporting precast concrete floor slabs and areas where spans dictated the use of a steel frame solution. Careful co-ordination of builderswork holes through the structure was required to facilitate the distribution of services around the building. Efficient single masonry skin and cladding wall solutions were supported using bespoke steel windposts.