We are amongst good company and thanks to our clients Western Health and Social Care Trust for the great brief for this mental health project that has been shortlisted in the RIBA awards.
The design of this 12-bed discharge and six-bed recovery unit aims to reduce the sense of a clinical facility. Habitable rooms are either outward-facing or get their light and views from one of the two courtyards they are arranged around. Single storey glazed links maximise daylight in the breakout spaces and create a calm environment. Facades on the ‘interior’ of the scheme are softened by the use of timber with glazed infill. There is also timber seating in the courtyard and interior spaces.