To improve health and social care provision, Liverpool City Council commissioned a new specialist centre to help rehabilitate people after strokes, hip replacements and broken limbs. Due to the project’s specialist nature, we carried out extensive consultation with medical practitioners, care staff and service users. This enabled us to understand the facilities and specifications required.
The new centre includes a ten-bed specialist therapy unit to provide intermediate care for people who need rehabilitation or support after discharge from hospital. Facilities include specialist treatment, consultation and physiotherapy rooms. There is also a gym with steps and walking bars for people to do strengthening exercises. A specially equipped kitchen and bathroom helps them to regain confidence carrying out household and personal tasks. All hot water outlets have integral anti scald devices. A Changing Places fully accessible toilet and washroom with a height adjustable changing bench and hoist meets the needs of people who require extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilet safely and comfortably.
We created bright and welcoming modern spaces with extensive glazing to provide natural light and selected high quality installations to provide the best possible facilities. Colourful fixtures and fittings enliven the spaces to help stimulate service users.
Restoring an iconic building, taking part in feasibility studies to decide the best use of the building, working on the project to turn it into a seven-screen cinema with restaurants, coffee shop and retail units, winning multiple industry awards and creating something of huge importance to local people.