Last brick completes new Bulwell healthcare unit

Guardian News
Guardian News

A ceremony has taken place to mark the last brick in the wall of a new learning disability assessment and treatment unit in Bulwell.

Located at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s Highbury Hospital site, work began in October 2012 with Mike Cooke, Chief Executive “breaking the ground”.

The 18-bed unit has been designed to bring together services currently located at Lindsay Close, Mansfield and Highbury Hospital onto a centralised, fit-for-purpose site.

It will have separate male and female living areas, as well as a range of therapeutic spaces. A central courtyard will offer a place for quiet reflection.

The unit will also be energy efficient with its own photovoltaic system helping to reduce carbon emissions as part of the Trust’s sustainability agenda.

Its location on the Highbury Hospital site will provide access to other adult mental health facilities, and enable a more flexible response to service users, families and the wider community.

The construction of the Assessment and Treatment Unit is being led and project managed by the Trust’s Capital Planning Unit and is being undertaken in partnership with Balfour Beatty.

The Last Brick Ceremony officially marks the completion of the external part of the build.