Blackpool, Lancashire 

Client: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £600K

The conversion of the former ADAS service at Blackpool Victoria Hospital into a new Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre unit that will support people attending its accident and emergency department in a mental health crisis has been completed.

The  space has been transformed to meet the needs of the new service and FWP’s specialist design work includes creating a feature entrance to the building.

The unit has three assessment rooms, a reception area, medical office, consultant offices, meeting room, nurse’s office, staff room, toilets, and staff showers.

It will be manned round-the-clock by a team of medics tasked with rapidly assessing over-16s who arrive at A&E with symptoms of seriously poor mental health, so they access the right care and treatment.