A two storey purpose-built mental health inpatient unit for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. The building sits on a 3 hectare site within the Belfast City Hospital estate and combines mental health inpatient facilities currently spread across three Belfast sites.
The Unit comprises five separate interconnecting buildings arranged around a central courtyard and communal and administration areas. The buildings comprise 80no. acute mental health en-suite bedrooms and six psychiatric intensive care beds.
The chimney stack from an 1880s clay brick factory is retained as part of the scheme.
The Unit was designed by lead architect RPP Architects supported by Richard Murphy Architects, Devereux Architects and Sturgeon Landscape Architects.
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust submitted a planning application (Z/2013/1333/F) in November 2013 proposing to develop an acute mental health inpatient facility. The application was approved in December 2014.
GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership, a joint venture between GRAHAM Construction and Bam Ireland, commenced construction in August 2017. Completion is scheduled for November 2018 with services relocating to the new building by Spring 2019.