This project required the substantial refurbishment of existing buildings and the creation of new interlocking blocks to provide a 43-bed assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues, a 20-place challenging behaviour unit, and a 5-place rehabilitation unit.
Lack of drawings of the existing buildings and the need to work on a live site required thorough investigations and checking to justify alterations.
Load-bearing masonry was used as an efficient solution for new structures with timber trusses supporting the roof generally. At the entrance area a steel frame was used to create a 2-storey circular tower with high-level clerestory glazing.
The environment allows privacy and dignity for patients while enhancing the quality of their care. The hospital was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. (Images courtesy of Consarc Design Group.)View More Projects