Citycare working alongside Humber to deliver major redevelopment programme

Development work has commenced developing a multi-million-pound project to improve and redevelop the Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry in Willerby.

Citycare have been appointed by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to lead the project which plans to redevelop the existing 1990’s-built element of the Humber Centre located on Willerby Hill.

This will create an improved modern environment for both staff and patients, whilst also improving safety, compliance, and energy efficiency.

Jonathan Ramsey, Senior Consultant for Citycare said:

“Citycare has been appointed to manage and deliver multiple projects across the Trust’s full estate over many years. In that time, we’ve forged a relationship as estates partner of choice, especially when it comes to such a crucial project as this, which forms part of the Trust’s wider investment into its mental health facilities across the region.

“Not only this, but our secondment to the Trust means we are fully embedded into their team and work more closely with them to understand – and become part of – its wider vision and ambitious plans. This results in improved partnership working as we ultimately share the same values, objectives, and end goals.

“Once completed, the works to the Humber Centre will create a much more positive and welcoming patient experience, as well as providing more opportunities for vocational training, recreation, and therapy.”

A project this significant takes time to develop, plan and approve. Whilst this process is underway, the Trust requested we advance two enabling packages of works to areas off the main wards to improve facilities and the function of the building. These will pave the way for the main refurbishment.

Early works package one has now been completed, delivered by Sewell Construction. This involved transforming an existing thoroughfare into a café and shop space for patients. This has also seen the unused former swimming pool transformed into a modern gym, sports, and fitness suite to increase access for patient onsite sports and fitness activities within the complex.

The second package of works has also now been developed and tendered with the successful bidder Hobson and Porter having been appointed to deliver the scheme. Works involved will see significant alteration of the entrance area to create a larger reception and security control rooms. This will also include a dedicated staff airlock entrance and exit, to speed up access in and out of the building, as well as increasing safety. In addition, a new banking area will be built, and primary care clinical room refurbishment completed.

Citycare has also been working on the following projects on behalf of the Trust:

  •  Upgrades to five mental health seclusion rooms across four buildings
  • Secondment to support the estates development team working on various projects
  • Providing strategic support around service provision in Bridlington
  • Refurbishment at Maister Lodge
  • Supporting the NHS on its journey to net zero by undertaking further feasibility works to install air source heat pumps, LEDs, and Solar PVs where possible