Project value: £64million
Project stage: Complete
Gibberd were appointed as executive architect for the development of Blackberry Hill Hospital and Callington Road Mental Health facilities. With a capital value of over £64 million, this is regarded as one of the largest mental health PFI projects in the UK.
Blackberry Hill Hospital is a medium secure hospital providing 80 individual patient bedrooms. The mental healthcare design also provides accommodation for therapy and workshop areas, gymnasium and flexible space for a wide range of treatment and recreational facilities for patients. The hospital is set within secure communal gardens for the use and enjoyment of the users.
Gibberd explored the benefits that offsite fabrication of bathroom pods could bring to the project. All of the 80 individual patient bedrooms are ensuite and the use of bathroom pods to these areas accelerated the procurement process to the benefit of the delivery of a high quality scheme which exceeded client expectations and delivered on time and within budget.