Nationwide popularity of FWP’s showcase psychological well being rehabilitation unit

An inspiring psychological well being rehabilitation centre in Lancashire delivered by Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has received a prestigious nationwide design award.

The £9.4m Wesham Rehabilitation Centre has obtained the Design in Psychological Well being award for ‘Venture of the Yr – Refurbishment’.

Main architect, design and masterplanning apply FWP led on the redevelopment of an current hospital constructing at Wesham, which had stood empty for greater than eight years.

The development work on the challenge for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Basis Belief (LSCft) was carried out by the Eric Wright Group.

The Design in Psychological Well being Community awards recognise excellence and innovation in psychological well being environments that enhance affected person restoration.

The Wesham Rehabilitation Centre has been refurbished into a brand new ‘Transferring-On’ facility with two wings offering 28 ensuite bedrooms, shared day area and a state-of-the-art kitchen facility the place service customers are inspired to develop impartial dwelling expertise.

There may be additionally a big, personal backyard with raised beds, a poly tunnel, and grassed patio areas to get pleasure from.
Group area has additionally been included inside the new entrance block to encourage use of the centre by native folks, in partnership with the belief.

David Simmons, FWP affiliate associate attended the awards. He stated: “We’re extraordinarily honoured that the Wesham Rehabilitation Centre has obtained this prestigious nationwide honour.

“It’s testomony to the work of the entire group concerned within the challenge, which we imagine showcases how far psychological well being design has progressed lately.

“Person and medical engagement conferences allowed the design to evolve right into a unit that’s completely faraway from folks’s conventional view of a hospital atmosphere.”

Joanna Stark, the belief’s director of operations for Fylde Coast, stated: “It’s completely implausible that each one the collective arduous work and dedication to refurbish the Wesham Rehabilitation Centre has been recognised.

All of the groups concerned labored tirelessly to create an atmosphere that might assist help our service customers on their restoration so for this to be recognised means quite a bit to all concerned.”

The Wesham centre is only one of a number of vital refurbishment tasks that FWP has labored on for the belief, which offers a spread of psychological well being companies for communities in Lancashire and south Cumbria.

Its specialist provision consists of inpatient little one and adolescent psychological well being companies, perinatal psychological well being and forensic companies together with low and medium safe care. The belief additionally offers a spread of bodily well being and well-being companies locally.

FWP’s specialist psychological well being group additionally redesigned the ‘Skylark’ unit in Preston for the belief. This rehabilitation unit is now serving to service customers recovering from psychological well being circumstances regain the talents related to day-to-day dwelling.

FWP appointed a powerful group of skilled consultants to assist ship the Wesham unit, together with Cheadle Hulme-based TACE, which supplied mechanical and electrical design help.

TRP Consulting, primarily based in Manchester and Preston, supplied civil engineering and structural design and Manchester-headquartered City Inexperienced has delivered the spectacular ecology and exterior panorama designs.

FWP, which has places of work in Preston, Manchester, and London, has a wealth of expertise within the healthcare sector.

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