A 20 bed low secure unit in Chelmsford, North Essex. The scheme contains bedroom ensuite accommodation, therapy services, day spaces, ADL facilities, treatment room, de-escalation spaces, fitness suite and associated administration services.
The unit in intended for patients with mental health difficulties. Within this facility there is a staff managed approach to the patients access needs. Although the patients are free to move around within the internal spaces, they are under observation from staff members and the patients are accompanied when they use the courtyard/garden spaces. The ultimate aim is the production of a sympathetic design, creating a safe, accessible, inclusive environment with improved visibility that will benefit both patients and staff, but also visitors to the facility.