FaulknerBrowns Healthcare Design were successful in being awarded Preferred Bidder status for the new Pembury Mental Health PFI project for Maidstone Tunbridge Wells. We worked closely with The Trust and their clinicians in developing the preferred scheme, facilitated through research and focused workshops on aspects of the design with regard to the service users.
The accommodation was organised around calming and secure internal courtyards, maximising the outlook onto the surrounding woodland, whilst ensuring a safe environment for both the patient/client and staff. We worked with The Trust to develop a design solution which maximizes the therapeutic benefits which arise from a new mental health facility, taking into account many behavioural, psychological and therapeutic issues. As part of our research on this project, we undertook a number of detailed studies drawing upon the current best practice evidence base which included optimising the patient bedroom environment with regard to patient therapy and safety.