Kier has delivered the £53m Rowan View Medium Secure Mental Health Unit in Maghull, near Liverpool and has handed it over to the client, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The works were procured through the P21+ Framework.
The facility has 123-beds located over eight wards including, specialist learning disability and mental health wards; it also has a social hub, bank and IT and physical health suites. Additionally, it has a variety of other facilities including therapy rooms, a multi-faith room, music room, skills for life room, sports hall and gym.
The environment will promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing with use of modern technology throughout the unit for the benefits of service users and staff. Upon opening, the unit will treat both men and women, with an environment that allows them to be cared for in conditions of medium security.
Peter Commins, regional director for Kier Regional Buildings North West, commented: “We are pleased to hand over this vital facility to our client, the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. We worked collaboratively with the Trust to ensure the design was developed with clinical and operational leads from both Trusts.
The new facility has been built to a BREEAM Excellent standard and it offers a healthy and modern environment for both service users and staff.
Finally, I would like to convey my thanks to our dedicated site team and supply chain for their determination in keeping the project operational and safe in line with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) guidance throughout COVID-19.”
Elaine Darbyshire, Executive Director of Estates at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, added: “Excellent collaboration with our construction partners throughout this project has enabled it to be brought about on time and within budget, despite the tremendous challenges of the pandemic. We are delighted to be moving into a hospital which sets new standards for therapeutic environments and care within a state-of-the-art building.”