VALUE: £2m
LOCATION: Greater Manchester
DURATION: 2014 - 2021

Various refurbishment works in acute hospital environments.

We have delivered a number of refurbishment projects to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (formally Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) provides a wide range of services in the treatment and recovery of mental health conditions and substance misuse. The Trust is responsible for mental health services in Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and surrounding areas within the North West.

The Trust employs around 4,750 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 130 locations serving a population of over 1.2million, treating in the region of 53,000 service users per year.

Due to the Trust specialising in caring for people with mental health conditions extra care and provisioning is required when working within this hospital environment as they are all live, patients all have vulnerabilities with a majority classed as high risk and dangerous. All our staff are DBS checked, equality and diversity, customer care, safeguarding trained we also hold exhaustive site inductions informing all employees of the working environment and what to expect prior to works commencing.

Maintaining the safety of patients, NHS staff, the general public and our operatives is a primary concern when working in Healthcare environments.

Novus has been working with the Trust for the last 6 years building strong working relationship. Throughout this time we have delivered a number of refurbishment projects for the Trust, examples include:

Refurbishment at Gaskell House – £100k

Gaskell House provides the Trust’s psychotherapy services delivering specialist, evidence-based mental health led psychological therapies to clients with complex and chronic psychological disorders.

Working within a live NHS mental health inpatient facility, we delivered upgrades to form a new consulting room and a new lecture hall where works included M&E, decorations, new walls and partitions and the installation of new flooring throughout Gaskell House.

Park House Refurbishment – £180k

The Trust has ten adult inpatient wards across the city of Manchester. The multi- disciplinary seclusion wards at Park House specialise in caring for adults of working age and offer assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health needs. Inpatients include those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) and other voluntary ‘informal’ patients. We delivered a complete refurbishment to cafeteria and entrance areas, doors, flooring, serving and seating areas, flooring, decorations, M&E and the installation of roller shutters

Internal door replacements at the Anson Road site – £250k

Anson Road is a 24-hour mental health inpatient facility for adult males with mental health needs. The service aims to provide recovery focused support to enable service users to develop, enhance and sustain life skills and coping strategies which will enable the individual to achieve greater independence and quality of life. Working closely with the Trust, we installed 17 new doors and frames including vision panels and anti-ligature door furniture and making good surrounding areas.

Can I take this opportunity to thank Novus for the team’s co-operation during this difficult period it has been much appreciated.

Peter O’Sullivan - Capital Projects Manager at GMMH NHS Foundation Trust

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