The Redwoods Centre, a modern in-patient mental healthcare village, represents a revolutionary change for patients and the communities of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. The design moves away from the institutional elements of the former Shelton Hospital, Shrewsbury, by providing a domestic feel to the living accommodation to provide the highest standards of care in a comfortable environment.
Procured through ProCure21 and opened in 2012, the Trust required BAM to design and build a modern mental health facility to meet 21st century requirements of mental health provision. The new facility allowed staff the opportunity to rethink the way they deliver mental health services.
The Redwoods Centre provides a ‘home from home’ in-patient residential accommodation and associated services for acute psychiatric patients, those with ‘organic’ mental health disorders and those transitioning back to the community. It is a single storey facility including 80 beds in the acute and organic units and 32 in a low secure unit. BAM constructed a landmark circular entrance building plus dedicated facilities management and administrative space accommodated over two storeys.
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