MIND Recovery Centre

Location:

Coventry

Completion Date:

November, 2017

Client:

Coventry and Warwickshire MIND

Project Value:

£2.5 million

Summary:

A flagship development accommodating specialised housing with care for up to fourteen adults with mental health issues and incorporation of a new hub for MIND providing meeting spaces, office space and training facilities for staff.

This flagship development accommodates specialised housing with care for up to fourteen adults with mental health issues and incorporate a new hub for MIND – providing meeting spaces, office space and training facilities for staff.

The centre will form part of a holistic design solution to a wider masterplan, which will also include a brand new primary care facility, a pharmacy and other supporting facilities.

To promote wellbeing and recovery, we designed St Clairs with beauty, nature and interaction as a key focus.

The 21 bedrooms are located around a central lounge space, key internal spaces are bathed in natural light and It was very important for us to ensure all communal spaces had visual or physical links to the garden.

The ground floor is called Earth and the first floor called Sky. It’s all been about creating a positive nurturing environment, which we sustained with the exterior too. The building displays a simple palette of zinc, timber and render to promote a natural and calming feel and it wraps lovingly around a large garden that will be incorporated into resident’s rehabilitation therapy too.

We’ve included planting spaces and ample seating with a plan to introduce art spaces and a sensory garden in the future.

The interior features a contemporary and functional design offering both flexible and beautiful areas for residents and staff.

The high-quality contemporary design offers a holistic and forward-thinking approach to accommodating assistive care and seeks to introduce a unique building of calibre into the area, which is in need of regeneration.

IDP have given this new recovery centre an identifiable and purposeful design that offers a stunning new home for Coventry and Warwickshire MIND.

As Placemakers, our job is always about creating places that people can interact with in meaningful and enjoyable ways. With MIND’s new building we have enhanced the way mental health care is provided, by creating an environment that’ll help change lives for the better. The project has been very close to our hearts at IDP and we couldn’t be prouder of our collective results