WGI designed the upgrade and expansion of the Child and
Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit. The unit is an
intensive intervention nine-bed inpatient care facility for
children from 7-14 with a range of mental health problems, located
on the top floor of the frontage building.
Concern had been growing about the existing accommodation, which
had been allowed to deteriorate and posed a number of ligature
risks to patients.
WGI's task was to create a safe, bright, contemporary
environment for patients, to some of which the unit is 'home',
school and leisure space for protracted periods.
Spaces were remodelled, surface finishes changed, colour added,
artworks introduced and the number of bedrooms increased. A caged
play area on the roof was transformed by introducing glass walls,
artificial grass surface, planters and seating.
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