Through extensive consideration and staff involvement on future models of care, it was proposed that the most effective approach would be to co-locate the two MSUs in a single high-quality therapeutic unit on Mersey Care’s existing site in Maghull.
To deliver this vision for progressive medium secure learning disability and mental illness care, a new unit was required to care for service users that would bring together the highest quality clinical care in the most effective setting to support proactive case management and a tightly managed but also appropriate length of stay. The aim was to improve recovery rates for service users and ensure that care is cost-effective for commissioners.
The clinical model for the medium secure service was developed with clinical and operational leads from both Trusts, in line with best practice and national policy and seeks to address future clinical and workforce challenges. In addition, the local and national specialist commissioners provided input, review and support in the development of the clinical model.
The building is a high quality, centre of excellence, comprising of:
- 123 beds located over eight wards
- Specialist Learning Disability and Mental Health wards
- An environment to promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
- A social hub incorporating a café, therapy rooms, multi faith room, sports hall, gymnasium, music rooms, skills for life room, IT suite, bank, physical health suite
- Use of modern technology throughout the unit for the benefit of patients and staff
Through design efficiencies, building typology and life cycle considerations our team provided cost savings in excess of £3m.
As part of our social value work for this project we have had 33 sustained apprentices, and held 11 school events and 11 community events. Highlights of CSR activity include taking part in Open Doors 2019, holding a webinar on design in mental health with Ron Hughes, donating barriers for the Whitechapel sleepout fundraiser and it was our first site in the North West to host the Mental Health First Aid Training Course.
The new facility represents a step change in care for service users, preparing them for life afterwards. It delivers innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disabilities.
The Trust consulted widely and visited sites across the country to ensure the new development delivers the highest standards and the new model of care for adult secure services. The high-quality environment, built to BREEAM Excellent sustainable standards, offers a healthy modern workplace.
The development provides a state-of-the-art mental health facility providing each service user with a single room with en-suite bathroom in a therapeutic and healing environment, supporting improved patient outcomes. This new facility is a place where the best medical and psychological treatments and therapies can be offered to support recovery within a managed length of stay, thereby offering clearly communicable care plans and value for money to commissioners and the tax payer.
The project was awarded the Service User Engagement Award at the Design in Mental Health Awards in 2019.
Redevelopment of 25 & 37 Greenwood Place to provide a new 3,600m2 resource and community services centre run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. As part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) it forms a hub for all services that was previously spread across the borough.
Fit-out of a new, purpose-built development in Barnsley for use by NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist research, storage, and logistics facility for the wider NHS, replacing facilities in Sheffield and Leeds to ensure efficiencies and improve services.
Our North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) project was a £53.6 million re-development comprising of 5 separate projects including units for Strokes, HIV, Women’s & Children’s Services, retained estates, infrastructure and external works. We treated each unit as an individual project with its own project team.
Kier successfully delivered a programme of 23 projects across two strategic Trusts estates which included MRI, Renal, Pathology, Laminar flow Theatre, Theatre Recovery, Paediatric assessment, A & E, Wards A,B,C & D, Chemotherapy, Catering, Fire Protection Works & Orthodontics.
The redevelopment of Wexham Park Hospital Women’s Services consisted of the remodelling of the Maternity and Gynaecology Facilities. This forming brand new, state of the art facilities for Slough and the surrounding areas.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Developing a new build Integrated Urgent Care Centre over two storeys at Rotherham Hospital, with refurbished and extended level B areas for new Fractures, Majors, Resuscitation and RAT departments.
Construction and fit-out of a concrete-framed, two-storey PET-MRI facility at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, a joint project for the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Refurbishment of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Q Floor from ward space into four new orthopaedic theatres, recovery area, staff changing, support stores and additional ancillary areas, located on the 14th floor of the hospital
Providing class-leading medium secure mental health facilities in Liverpool, this 123 bed mental illness and learning disabilities medium secure facility was procured through P21+. It is split across eight wards with supporting accommodation, on the Maghull Health Park.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust appointed Kier through the P22 Framework to deliver a brand-new centre to Heartlands Hospital. The exciting project will bring world-class facilities and house a wide range of health services, caring for circa half-a-million patients each year.
Atherleigh Park has set the standard for the design of adult inpatient mental health accommodation, providing a healthy, therapeutic environment for residents that promotes their physical and mental wellbeing.
The Mitford Unit Adult Autism Unit provides high-quality accommodation for adults with autistic spectrum disorders in a calming, therapeutic and safe environment that has incorporated design best practice from around the world.
Converting the University of West England conference centre into a temporary hospital in just 20 days, providing increased capacity for the NHS following the outbreak of COVID-19.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
Our Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) iMRI project involved the construction of a three-storey building, adjacent to their existing theatres in the centre of their site, for a new iMRI suite and rehabilitation gym. The new MRI scanner was integrated into the new operating theatre to create a seamless brain imaging process during surgeries.
" Excellent performance by the Kier team. I cannot recommend Kier enough, especially the site team who were phenomenal. The outcome being a high quality building, meeting the trust brief and delivered within a pandemic which is an amazing achievement. Working with the Kier team has been a pleasure. Their willingness to involve the Trust at key stages throughout the project has been respected and welcomed by the Trust. Kier has been extremely easy to work with from design through to Construction. The collaborative nature of our working relationship contributed to an excellent job satisfaction on my behalf.” "Strategic Project Manager Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust