Designing better mental healthcare facilities


May webinar on ‘Meeting the energy and carbon challenge in the NHS’

The energy market has certainly hit the news headlines in recent times, as the conflict in Ukraine has led to record market prices, and concerns about long-term continuity of supply.

‘Topping-out’ for £65 million Pears Maudsley Centre in Denmark Hill

The building of a centre that will provide world-class research and better mental health services for children and young people in London and beyond has reached a significant milestone.

Static Systems welcomes new Commercial director

Gareth Walsh, who has worked in the healthcare sector for 25 years, 18 of them with medical device specialist, Olympus, has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at Static Systems, the global provider of alarm and communication solutions for healthcare and secure establishments.

Mobile health clinic’ screening 10,000 vulnerable people annually

A high-tech, mobile health clinic is being used to improve screening, testing, and treatment, of around 10,000 vulnerable, homeless and high-risk people in London every year, says University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which has deployed it.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital will ‘take care of the whole child’

An international design team has helped secure another step forward for Cambridge Children’s Hospital as planning permission is granted for its early designs.

New research exposes ‘scale of healthcare inequalities’ in rural communities

A report commissioned by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine has revealed the health inequalities experienced by people in the UK’s rural areas.

Garden ‘transformation’ filmed by BBC crew

When the North Mersey Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) decided to transform its outdoor space, it never dreamt the impact it would have, or that the journey would be supported, documented, and broadcast to millions, by BBC Two’s 'Your Garden Made Perfect' team.

ICS Cool Energy expands rental cooling and heating fleet

ICS Cool Energy, an international specialist in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is to expand and increase its investment in its rental fleet in Europe.

Landmark CEO appointment’ for BES

BES, the multidisciplinary design, engineering, and construction specialist serving the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, and life sciences sectors, is to appoint Zeb Ahmed to the new role of CEO, ‘as part of a suite of leadership changes’.

Embodied Carbon Calculator launch welcomed

Actuate UK, the alliance of eight UK engineering services bodies, has welcomed CIBSE’s new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool, which, ‘for the first time’, enables engineers to easily estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical, and public health systems in buildings.

New dental clinic for special needs patients opens in Cheshunt

A new dental suite designed for people with special needs with input from an ‘expert-by-experience’ has opened at Cheshunt Community Hospital in Hertfordshire.

Elliott Group and affiliated UK companies to become Algeco

Elliott Group, Carter Accommodation, and Procomm Site Services, specialists in UK modular services, and part of Modulaire Group, have announced plans to unite under a common brand – Algeco – from 31 March 2022.

UK engineers urged to ‘Think ethics before action’

A new report, 'Engineering Ethics: maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession', has been published ‘to ensure that ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession in the same way as health and safety considerations’.

Multidisciplinary team’s carbon-saving thin-shell concrete floor

A new vaulted style of floor developed in the UK uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and could – the team that has developed it believes – help the construction industry reduce its carbon footprint.

NAADUK guidance ‘sets standard’ for ventilation hygiene sector

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Ventilation hygiene guidance ‘sets standard’

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Architectural practice boosts its Health Advisory team

Design and architectural practice, HKS, has appointed Julianne Ilebode-Akisanya (left) and Sophia Hami (right) as Health Advisory leaders and Vice-Presidents in its UK office.

End climate change 'greenwash' say report's authors

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40% on average, not by 100%, as suggested by their ‘Net Zero’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ claims, according to a new analysis.

Helping businesses manage small volumes of waste

Leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste, which may include hazardous materials, to efficiently dispose of and treat it.

Leeds facility for vulnerable young people completed

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the design and construction of the new £20 m Red Kite View mental health inpatient unit in Armley, Leeds for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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