Maplewood 2

Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Maplewood 2 involved the new build of a 32 bed low secure unit at Calderstones Hospital in the village of Whalley near Clitheroe offering modern facilities and services to people with learning and associated disabilities including assessment and treatment.

The new state-of-the-art unit represents the latest in equipment and technology improving living and working conditions for patients and staff. The building was completed on an occupied mental health site incorporating:

  • reception area
  • two staff bases
  • office and administration spaces
  • five laundries
  • four clinics
  • stores
  • cleaning facilities
  • day facilities including lounges, activity rooms and meeting rooms
  • two seclusion suites.

Maplewood 2 is residential in character and is constructed using traditional methods including cavity wall face brickwork, timber trussed rafters and tiled roof.

John Turner’s in-house joinery workshop manufactured and fitted bespoke glazed screens in the en-suite bedrooms and throughout the building.

The sustainable 33,000 sq ft building achieved an environmental performance rating of Excellent for BREEAM. The unit comprises low carbon initiatives including integrated solar photovoltaic panels, a surface water attenuation system, a ground source heat pump, a CHP unit and especially high levels of thermal insulation.

A number of secure gardens provide a safe and relaxing environment for the service users. In addition, the large kitchen facility allows a shift in the Trust’s catering strategy where meals for all the premises are centralised and delivered from Maplewood 2.

The security of the site, the avoidance of disruption to the existing hospital and the safety of existing staff, patients and visitors were of high importance.

The project included the installation of a new 3.5m security fence which also encompasses an existing occupied low secure building known as Maplewood 1, a 20 bed behavioural facility split into four wings, which John Turner constructed previously.

Client: Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Value: £5.5m

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “

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