Highgate Mental Health Centre, located a brief walk from Archway Underground station in North London, dates back to 1869 and was designed with the input of Florence Nightingale. In 2006, the building underwent a significant extension which added ten mental health wards, varying in security levels, and accommodation for up to 156 service users.
The task assigned by the client was to carry out a complete refurbishment of each of the 10 wards at the Highgate Mental Health Centre, to be executed on a phased ward-by-ward basis. The centre was fully occupied during the entire duration of the project. Upon completion of the refurbishment of each ward, service users were re-located to the newly refurbished area to allow for works to begin on the next ward.
The programme was a critical factor for the client as they had to seek alternative accommodation to facilitate the refurbishment works. Each ward was renovated in stages, following a strict 3-week programme with high LADs.
A comprehensive CDP package was put together for the design and installation of electronically controlled sanitary ware, anti-ligature features for door ironmongery, lighting, and fire detection systems.
- Sectional completion
- Secure high security mental health facility
- Phased completion of ward refurbishments
- Occupied buildings and 24/7 operation
- Comprehensive CDP package
- Anti ligature fit out