Inside Out Developments LTD

Inside Out to build new £4million mental health care facility for young people

Inside Out have been awarded the contract to build the new psychiatric intensive care unit at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.  This £4million facility will provide specialist mental health inpatient care to young people living in the Thames Valley region.

Consisting of a steel frame structure with traditional foundations the 750m2 building includes eight anti-ligature en-suite bedrooms, clinical treatment rooms, seclusion and de-escalation rooms along with lounges, dining area and kitchen.  Staff offices and teaching areas for the multi-disciplinary team are also included within the building which has a link canopy to the existing Highfield Adolescent Unit.

Following initial site set-up on 12 April the first phase of the ground works commenced in 17 May. Foundations have been completed and all holding-down bolts are in place ready for steel erection.  We are now commencing the stoning-up of the ground in preparation for plant and MEWP access.

Completion of the new unit is programmed for May 2022.

Leigh Vickers, Commercial Director for Inside Out said “We are proud to have been appointed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver this important project which will provide vital mental health care to young people from our local community.  We have extensive experience of working in hospital settings including undertaking specialist works in mental health facilities and this contract award demonstrates that expertise.  We are committed to working with staff and key stakeholders from Oxford Health, with whom we have a well-established relationship, to deliver a high quality development where clinicians can provide safe and therapeutic care to local children and young people”.