Lindum renovated Ash Villa, at Greylees near Sleaford, to create an acute treatment ward for women who are experiencing a severe, short term episode of mental ill health.
Our BMS division adapted and refurbished the existing layout to provide 15 beds for an adult clinical service; in-line with all associated HTMs and HBN requirements of a mental health inpatient environment.
The works involved anti-ligature and anti-vandal elements.
The project is part of Lincolnshire’s commitment to eliminating inappropriate use of out of area hospital care for mental health patients by the end of March 2021, which is being achieved by improving access to local mental health services.
Andy Rix, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:“We have been working with LPFT and other partners for some time on ambitious plans to improve inpatient accommodation and increase the types of mental health services offered in the county, and coronavirus has magnified this challenge.
“We know there is likely to be increasing demand for mental health services following the coronavirus pandemic, so we have worked quickly to agree additional ward capacity to support those with acute mental health needs as close to home as possible.”
Our client, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, procured the contract through the Pagabo Medium Works Framework. The framework enables all public sector organisations to access a pool of pre-approved construction companies which have excelled in service, price and their positive impact to social value and potentially removes weeks of complicated work for clients, who require their contractors are OJEU compliant
Lindum Group is among a handful of construction firms which were successful in securing a place on the framework and is now able to use it to help clients near its offices in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire.
Emma Hesbrook, Regional Relationship Manager at Pagabo, said “We are delighted to have worked on this project together with LPFT.
“We drove forward this project to make sure their needs were met, bringing them together with a partner that has given them the best value for money whilst still delivering quality on what is an important project.
“As that partner, Lindum have worked tirelessly to ensure this significant addition to the area’s mental health services is delivered on time and on budget.”