Salus Ward

A sector-leading acute psychiatric inpatient unit at Torbay Hospital, Devon.

The design efficiently and sensitively arranges day spaces, clinical rooms and staff accommodation on a narrow and steeply sloping site constrained by proximity to existing hospital buildings. The stepped form and use of a range of complementary cladding materials visually breaks up the building’s massing and ensures it has a human, non-institutional scale.

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Principles to enhance the wellbeing of both staff and patients include maximising natural light and outdoor connections through two generous courtyards at the centre of the scheme, and the optimisation of circulation to create a compact ward that is easy to navigate and has good sightlines throughout.

Project Details

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Torbay, South Devon