The St Luke’s Hospital site in Middlesbrough, part of the Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust, underwent a major £75m redevelopment to modernise the way it provided mental health and learning disability services.
The new facility, named Roseberry Park, was purposefully meant to contrast markedly with (the now defunct) St Luke's Hospital that had previously occupied the site - a prime example of a stark Victorian institution. A PFI project, it provides 312 inpatient beds and, at the time (2010), was the largest mental health project constructed in the UK.
The new hospital is spread over nearly 27,000m2 of floor space and offers a wide range of accommodation, administration and patient care facilities in light and airy surroundings, including large activity gardens and courtyards.
Arnold Laver supplied over 60m3 of Western Red Cedar cladding to the project, which was an integral part of the design of Roseberry Park.
The building is designed to be highly sustainable in both its materials and use of energy.
Northern Architecture have also featured Roseberry Park in a case study.
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