Edenfield Medium Secure Mental Health Unit

Edenfield Medium Secure Mental Health Unit

Edenfields Unit The new Medium Secure Unit at Prestwich Hospital was designed specifically to assist with patients’ recovery and to create a comfortable and safe environment for all. The £5m project started in November 2013 and included the extension of the existing unit to house an additional 25-bed supported living units as well as office space for staff. The facility specialises in mental health and substance misuse services for people living within Greater Manchester. FBS designed and made a range of furniture that is safe and practical with anti-ligature features and hard wearing, rugged materials. The bedrooms were furnished with fitted bed bases, wardrobes and desks, all made in heavy duty MDF with wood grain finishes. We furnished the social areas, providing upholstered built in seating for the communal areas and corridors and several secure TV units. Our package also included the numerous staff areas; offices, clinic, utility and meeting rooms. Package Value – £150k Completed – December 2015 Main Contractor – IHP Architect – Gilling...
Guild Lodge, Preston

Guild Lodge, Preston

Guild Lodge is a medium secure mental health care hospital for men and women from the Lancashire and South Cumbria areas of North West England. The Step Down Unit comprises a 20-bed oval shaped facility that also contains five stand-alone apartments with kitchen, living room and bedrooms arranged around a central courtyard, providing both security and visibility to ensure staff can monitor service users at all times yet provides freedom to have fresh air in a natural setting. The aim of the unit is to provide a safe environment for the patients to begin to rebuild their independence in preparation for transfer to less secure settings. FBS supplied fitted furniture for all 20 bedrooms and also fitted furniture for the various kitchen areas, support areas, class-rooms and staff areas. The furniture specification was particularly demanding, requiring extremely durable construction, anti-tamper features and concealed fixings. A major feature was the elimination of ligature points by the use of design features such as continuous hinges, recessed handles and integral clothes rails. All furniture and worktops also had to be specially shaped to fit the rooms which followed the curved outline of the building. Value – £165,000 Completed – October 2012 Main Contractor – IHP Architect – Gilling...