Argyll and Bute Mental Health Unit

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Summary

The existing mental health in-patient unit in Lochgilphead is situated in the Argyll and Bute Hospital. This hospital is around 150 years old and is deemed functionally unsuitable for modern inpatient care. The current Property Strategy identifies 30% of space unused, with 85% of the space in use being underutilised and £8m of backlog maintenance.

The project is intended to provide a flexible, central, in-patient facility (with day treatment and education centre) in Lochgilphead, complimented by effective accommodation for Community Mental Health Teams within the localities served. The development in Lochgilphead is also intended to provide accomodation for wider Community Health Partnership services of catering, estates management and storage and distribution currently located in the Argyll and Bute Hospital.

Text from NHS Highland

For further details of the project download the full case study via the link in the resources section to the right.

About this development
Project Argyll and Bute Mental Health Unit
Location Lochgilphead
Client Body NHS Highland, Argyll and Bute CHP
Delivery Team hubNorth, macmon architects
Procurement Type Hub
Development Types Support services, Mental health, Inpatient facility
SCIM Design Statement Argyll and Bute Mental Health Unit (PDF)
Project Summary Argyll and Bute Mental Health Unit (PDF)
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