Mulberry Ward

£2.25 million refurbishment and extension of an existing mental health unit in Macclesfield for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust designed by TACP Ltd.

The design and build project completed in early 2019 delivered a modernised and fit for purpose 26 en-suite bedroom adult mental health unit. This ward was developed to provide a new model of care, ‘Acute Lite’ therefore the design was closely developed through consultation with stakeholders, staff, building users and a public consultation. The ward design included additional therapy spaces such as patient kitchen, gym, quiet spaces and open plan lounge and activity spaces with a bright colour scheme and zoned spaces, focussed around on ward ‘touchdown’ spaces for informal staff and service user engagement. A safe and secure courtyard was created for year-round use and external gardens with landscaping. The staff areas were upgraded with the visitor lounge and garden spaces. The design was developed through consultation process with stakeholders, staff and building users.