Integrated Health Projects (IHP) have handed over The Harbour, a new £40m mental health unit, to Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The Harbour is located on the Whyndyke Farm site, just off the M55 in Blackpool, and will provide a total of 154 beds. The development is part of the Trust’s on-going commitment to provide modernised inpatient mental health services and improving the quality of care it delivers. The new unit will achieve a more therapeutic environment for the people who use the service and better working conditions for staff.
Alongside the Psychological Intensive Care Units, Advanced Care and Acute Care wards, there will be specialist care and accommodation for those affected by Dementia.
The building is mainly single storey with administration services located on the first floor.
Alistair Rose, Project Director for The Harbour at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“It has been a pleasure working with the construction team on the development of The Harbour and we couldn’t be happier with the results. The teams have been fantastic through all stages of the build and it is truly a proud moment to see our vision for the very best in innovative, modernised mental health care really start to take shape. The next stage is the completion of the interior of the building ready for our staff and service users moving in and the building becoming operational by Spring 2015.”