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Runwell Hospital, Secure Unit PFI

Client
South Essex Partnership NHS Trust

Description
As part of hospital’s closure, the Trust whished to retain an area for a Secure Unit providing low secure, rehabilitation and forensic wards. The PSC design avoided institutional corridors and enlivened the patients day. The PSC design avoided institutional corridors and enlivened the patient’s day. The layout was based around a covered “street”, the wards being arranged around a “village green” and so the usual communication space was avoided.

Innovations & Added Value
The layout of the wards and support accommodation is such that extensive high security fencing is avoided except for a few locations where it is integrated into the architecture.

Status
Feasibility stage completed

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