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Citycare working alongside Humber to deliver major redevelopment programme

Work has commenced developing a multi-million-pound project to improve and redevelop the Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry in Willerby.

Citycare have been appointed by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to lead the project which plans to redevelop the existing nineties portion of the Humber Centre located on Willerby Hill.

This will create an improved modern environment for both staff and patients, whilst also improving safety, compliance and energy efficiency.

Jonathan Ramsey, Senior Consultant for Citycare said:

“Citycare has been appointed to manage and deliver multiple projects across the Trust’s full estate over many years. In that time, we’ve become its estates partner of choice, especially when it comes to such a crucial project as this, which forms part of the Trust’s wider investment into its mental health facilities across the city.

“Not only this, but our secondment to the Trust means we are fully embedded into their team and work more closely with them to understand – and become part of – its wider vision and ambitious plans. This results in improved partnership working as we ultimately share the same values, objectives, and end goals.

“Once completed, the works to the Humber Centre will create a much more positive and welcoming patient experience, as well as providing more opportunities for vocational training, recreation, and therapy.”

An early works agreement is in place to transform an existing thoroughfare into a café for staff. This will also see the replacement of an unused swimming pool with an escorted gym and occupational therapy room, increasing onsite sports and activities within the complex.

Working to a phased delivery plan to keep the centre operational throughout the project, all three existing wards will then be refurbished to create two larger wards, an open plan day space, and additional therapy rooms.

The reception areas will also undergo alterations to make the space more efficient for staff, as well as increasing safety.

The external courtyards will be reconfigured to provide independent access from each ward into a more open, green space – further encouraging patients to spend more time outside.

Improvements to heating, cooling and ventilation systems will also form part of the programme.

Citycare has also been working on the following projects on behalf of the Trust:

  • Townend Court refurbishment and small extension– converting a former disused and derelict ward into specialist office accommodation,
  • Upgrades to five mental health seclusion rooms across four buildings,
  • Supporting the NHS on its journey to net zero by undertaking further feasibility works to install air source heat pumps, LEDs, and Solar PVs where possible.


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