Clarkebond are working with Interserve and Ryder Architecture to deliver a new build 12 bed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on land adjacent to the existing community hospital (which includes a minor injury unit and adult psychiatric facilities) in Bodmin, Cornwall. 

The unit will be the first child and adolescent inpatient facility in Cornwall.  When completed the £6M new facility will support young local people between the ages of 13 and 18 and for the first time, children and young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will have access to specialist mental health beds in county.

The project is being procured under the NHS P22 procurement framework.

Clarkebond have provided civil and structural engineering design services for the project and specialist geotechnical, flood risk and transportation services to support the planning application for the project.

A steel framed construction was chosen for the new building because it provides an efficient way to accommodate the varied internal layouts of the architectural design and accommodate the relatively complex services that are necessary in this building.  The adoption of a steel framed building superstructure also maximises the flexibility of the building for adaptation so that it can meet the changing future needs of the facility.

Construction of the facility is scheduled to commence in spring 2018.