Location
Roseberry Park Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK

Client
Laing O’Rourke with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Role
Architect and Landscape Architect

Value
£10,000,000

Status
Completed August 2012

Project description:
Northgate and Amsgill is Phase 3 of the Roseberry Park mental health village designed by Medical Architecture. It is a Forensic Mental Health (FMH) unit which will function as an extension to the hospital development. The building provides 51 single-occupancy bedrooms, all with views to the outside, arranged over four ward quadrants. Each residential ward is designed to meet the needs of a specific user group, ranging from learning disabilities to  medium-risk.

To enhance the therapeutic setting, each ward has at least 1 dedicated private courtyard that offers a secure external environment for therapy and contemplation continuing the overall concept to create a safe, secure, healing environment where everyone is able to gain some contact with nature. An allotment garden is incorporated in the landscape design, giving patients the opportunity to engage in horticultural activities that have long been proven to have psychological and therapeutic benefits.

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