Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit


A new £30M facility to provide 74 acute mental health beds, including 6 psychiatric intensive care beds to replace the current inpatient provision for greater Belfast.

GRAHAM BAM Healthcare Partnership will construct a collection of units, arranged around a cloistered garden with communal and staff areas. Design aspects consider colours, lighting, materials, furniture, fixtures and fittings to ensure that the environment helps patients and their families towards recovery in a specially designed therapeutic environment.

The modern facility will support the development of the Belfast Trust’s Acute Mental Health service and will offer high standards of treatment and evidence-based interventions for service users experiencing an acute phase of mental illness.


  • Works undertaken within a busy hospital complex and adjacent to ward blocks, theatres, ambulatory routes, staff, patient and public access routes
  • Working in conjunction with the client's estates team to understand the ongoing operational needs of the hospital
  • Implementation of rigorous noise/dust attenuation measures, stringent aspergillus control, comprehensive traffic management and disruption management plans
  • Registered with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ‘Pledge for Nature’ campaign, to help protect and enhance urban biodiversity