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IHP to deliver £100m mental health facilities for Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the joint venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine, has been appointed by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the design and construction of two 54-bed mental health facilities for Adult Acute Care (AAU) at the Kingsway Hospital in Derby and in the grounds of Chesterfield Royal Hospital, the former also including a 14-bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

The facilities will provide a rare investment and a unique opportunity to improve adult acute care facilities to benefit the people of Derbyshire, giving service users and staff an opportunity to shape the future of mental health facilities and environments.

Both AAU facilities will provide 54 single, en-suite rooms, replacing the current male facilities in Derby and Chesterfield which have dormitory accommodation, including green areas, therapy space and temperature-controlled rooms.  They will be equipped with modern facilities and additional resources including a shared therapy suite incorporating activities of daily living (ADL) kitchen, indoor fitness room, online library resource room, arts room and access to a secured roof terrace/garden for wards on the first floor.

The AAU (South) will be located on a specialist site for mental health care, providing greater support locally and easier step down to wider facilities including rehabilitation services.

The first official day of construction was recently marked with ground-breaking ceremonies for the pioneering new mental health l facilities and are part of the Trust’s ambitious £150 million Making Room for Dignity programme – a government-funded programme, including national and local funding, to completely revamp the mental health inpatient (hospital) facilities in Derbyshire.

Ryder Architecture Limited have been appointed along with Curtins Consulting Limited as the Structural Engineer and CAD 21 Ltd as Building Services designer.  The AAU works are to complete in the Summer of 2024.