A previously outdated and unsatisfactory Victorian facility, has been replaced with an eight bed care unit, providing a modern therapeutic environment, aimed at prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery.

The new unit offers a considerably more homely environment, providing significant clinical benefits which support recovery and shorten the length of stay. Individuals who are cared for in the new facility have access to an art and music room, a group therapy room, gym and a relaxation area, which creates a better environment and allows staff to deliver the therapies which aid patients in their rehabilitation.

The project team conducted focus groups with current and past service users, as well as staff. This allowed end-users to play a pivotal role in the design of the new unit, identifying key features and a colour palette which were incorporated into the finished building.