Client: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
To design, supply, install and commission various systems in a new purpose built facility for children, young people and families.
The £21m Hopewood development is part of the 5 year Strategy for the improvement of services for Children, young people and families in Nottinghamshire. A public consultation was held to consider the proposed new 4 Acre development, its design and the services it would offer.
A new inpatient unit for children and young people who need support for their mental health needs will replace the current adolescent unit. There will also be a specialist Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on site; there is currently no PICU in the East Midlands. Additionally there will be provision of outpatient services for children and young people using CAMHS, with an education centre for young people who are away from their own schools whilst at the unit.
Perinatal services are also scheduled to move from their current site at the Queen’s Medical Centre, to join the Hopewood campus, thus making the entire facility family friendly.
TIS designed the Fire Alarm System, IP CCTV, Intruder Alarm, Video/Audio Door Entry Systems, Access Control, Disabled Refuge, IRS, Induction Loops and Staff Attack System. Various considerations had to be made to ensure the safety of multiple user groups, including employees, members of the public, inpatients and outpatients across multiple buildings.
TIS designed the systems to run in sync on a separate infrastructure network to the rest of the site services. The site comprises 3 separate buildings, the bespoke infrastructure design allows for the complete control of all integrated systems on the network from one central PC and server room. TIS design incorporated preventative measures to ensure those within the Psychiatric Care Unit could not harm themselves or others through vandalism of the system.