Chichester House

An open psychiatric unit used as a benchmark for mental health design on this site.

Set within the Langdon Hospital forensic mental health campus, this new 10-bed open unit provides a ‘last stop’ for patients prior to entry back into the community.  The emphasis is on creating a congenial, cheerful domestic atmosphere with plenty of natural ventilation and daylight.  Observation is kept as discreet as possible.

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Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves.  At the design stage patients were included in the consultation process and had substantial input in influencing fit-out and décor.

Project Details

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dawlish, Devon