674m of Mental Health Unit Fencing supplied for AMHU Llandough
A Joint Venture between CLD Fencing Systems and The Littlewood Group (Littlewoods Fencing), has enabled a secure and safe environment to be established for Mental Health patients at the new Hafan Y Coed (Haven of Trees) Mental Health Unit at the University Hospital Llandough site near Cardiff in Wales.
The £88million mental health unit in the Vale of Glamorgan was announced by then Health Minister, Mark Drakeford in 2013. Designed to provide 134 beds at the secure site, it needed to provide a place that would “give a sense of dignity and safety.” This was achieved through detailed design by Powell Dobson and Laing O’Rouke who created a Mental Health Unit that incorporated a progression through the scheme via a public access concourse entrance providing increasing levels of privacy, security and quietness.
For the design of the Mental Health Unit Fencing; Littlewood Fencing approached CLD Fencing Systems to work on a system that would be able to feature the following key aspects:
- Access Control
The end design featured the Securus and Lockmaster Range, adapted to create a bespoke Mental Health Unit Fencing package for the project. With 18 gates in total on the site; all the access control systems needed to be designed to offer Anti-Climb, Anti-Ligature and Anti-Cut including fully concealed hinges and locks.
The fencing and gates were supplied galvanised and Polyester Powder Coated in a Cement Grey RAL 7033 to work with the design of the unit. Privacy Screens were included to create a welcome rest place for the patients when they are relaxing outside in the gardens.
The Mental Health Unit Fencing package was manufactured at CLDs factory in Cheshire and supplied in phases to Littlewood Fencing, who carried out the installation work on behalf of Laing O’Rouke. Completed on time and on budget; the site has now been opened to its first patients and is reported to provide a “calming, warming and welcoming” environment for them.