The new North View Hospital will replace the existing Park House mental health inpatient unit which provides assessment and treatment for adults and older people with mental health needs including depression, schizophrenia, psychosis and dementia. Due for completion in 2024, the new facility will allow the trust to provide the best possible specialist mental health care in a cutting-edge building that offers a pleasant and therapeutic environment for all.
The new state-of-the-art unit will include 150 single bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms over nine single-sex wards including a purpose-built psychiatric intensive care unit, seven adult acute wards, and one older adult’s ward. There will also be an assessment suite, a variety of indoor activity areas and multiple outside garden spaces. The modern facilities will use the latest technology and therapeutic design techniques, delivering an environment that is both conducive to recovery and pleasant to spend time in.
Our building services team are delivering this vital project in partnership with Integrated Health Projects (IHP), with whom we previously successfully delivered several key healthcare projects across the Northwest.
The new building will be driving the energy efficiency of the hospital using modern passive design techniques and low energy technologies such as secure natural ventilation, LED lighting, heat pumps, solar thermal and photovoltaic cells. The energy modelling has shown that the design solution betters the RIBA Climate Change target for 2020, being lower than 170kWh/m2/yr.
Client: Integrated Health Projects
Architect: Giling Dodd Architects