M&E Building Services Design and Consulting

Project Description:

The project comprised two new storey medium secure mental health units. Each block contains single occupancy en-suite bedrooms; multi patient wards; clinical areas; therapy rooms; observation rooms; control rooms; ablutions; catering and staff areas.

Due to the nature of the patients, extensive and careful design was required to ensure the safety of all occupants in relation to all services components which could be seen and / or were potentially accessible. In particular, the hot and cold water services design included specialist control systems to restrict abuse, yet give the patients the optimum level of use. Central control and shut down systems were also employed along with extensive emergency and security systems. Both buildings included sprinkler systems throughout.

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