Twelve years on from their first collaboration, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Britplas worked together again to deliver Safevent windows to the brand new Southport Mental Health Unit (MHU).
Now opened as Hartley Hospital, named after the local jam-making family and philanthropist Christiana Hartley, the MHU replaces the Boothroyd Unit and Hesketh Centre.
The building consists of 44 en-suite bedrooms, each of which has been fitted with a Safevent Access externally sliding aluminium window. The facility also features inner garden courtyards, a café, two gyms, a family visiting room and multi-faith area. This state-of-the-art facility takes a lot of features from Mersey Care’s award-winning Clock View Hospital.
Every Safevent is covered with marine grade powder coating as the £20m facility is on the Lancashire coastline. The hospital’s internal areas all have names that reflect this coastal connection such as Dunes Ward, Marsh Ward, Mere Suite and Marine Suite.
Work was carried out by main contractor Farran Heron Joint Venture (FHJV) with the plans drawn up by Gilling Dodd architects.