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Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull
Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull
Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull
Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull

Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull

Houlton Secure Contract to Build New CAMHS Facility in Hull

Houlton are delighted to be named main contractor to build a new CAMHS facility for the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. The project, which was procured via the YORbuild framework. The £7.8m scheme, £6.2m of which are construction costs. Work will involve part demolition and refurbishment of the Children's Centre on Walker Street as well as a new facility, all to be delivered over a 49 week programme.


23 July 2018

Construction begins on £7.8m new mental health inpatient unit for young people

Construction of a new multi-million pound mental health inpatient unit for young people from Hull, the East Riding and North and North-East Lincolnshire has begun after the Government approved the money to pay for it.

The green light to begin building the unit in Walker Street, Hull, came on the 70th birthday of the NHS when the Department for Health and Social Care approved the £7.8 million of funding after concluding that Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s plans were sound and value for money.

Chief Executive of the Trust Michele Moran said: “This project is incredibly important to the local community, for the local young people it will serve, and I’m very pleased that the Trust has appointed a local building company and works are now underway.”

The first phase of development involves contractors demolishing a redundant part of the existing children’s centre, the remainder of which will see Hull construction firm Houlton refurbish, providing community and therapy services for children and young people.

Work will then begin on the inpatient unit which will be equipped and staffed to treat young people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, severe anxiety, psychoses and eating disorders.

Approved by planners from Hull City Council, the facility will focus on developing an environment that will keep young people safe and support their recovery.

The new unit, expected to be open by early autumn next year, will have its own school, gym, sensory room, indoor and outdoor recreational space and specially designed area for families to visit.

The Trust will work with the local community and organisations that support young people’s mental health to provide care which is expected to reduce out-of-area placements, cut the lengths of inpatient stays and lead to better outcomes for our young people.

The project has been backed by Hessle mum Sally Burke who called for better provision for children's mental health services in Hull after her daughter Maisie was placed out of the local area for help several times.

Visiting the site as works began, Sally said: “This is fabulous news that local children are finally going to be provided with the mental health support which is needed.”

Andrew Kingston, Joint Managing Director of Houlton said: “We are delighted to be the appointed main contractor on this project, it will bring much needed support to young people in the area, not only clinically but also offering employment including opportunities to apprentices.

“Houlton have been building in the city since 1879, almost all of our staff are local so that vision really resonates. We are looking forward to working in partnership with the Trust and delivering a project that Sally and Maise can be proud of after years of campaigning.”


Notes to editors:

hoto (1) L-R 

Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Sally Burke

Maisie Shaw

Paul Warwick, Clinical Lead, CAMHS Inpatient Service, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Daniel Laughton, Estates Project Officer, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Kingston, Joint Managing Director, Houlton

Photo (2) Maisie Shaw 

Photo (3) L-R 

Sally Burke

Maisie Shaw

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