Installation of anti-ligature products which include windows, door sets and sanitary ware.

Lexden hospital is an inpatient unit located just outside Colchester. Service users with a learning disability are admitted to the inpatient assessment and treatment unit when they are so unwell they cannot be treated in the community. The service aims to aid recovery so that service users can return home as soon as possible.

The programme was planned over five phases to mitigate the impact of the works on this live service and its Service Users and staff. The works were closely project managed on a weekly basis by Keith Lidington. Edward Braisher continued to provide construction health and safety advice to the team and unit thought the project.

The scope of work involves: full anti ligature audit followed by patient room upgrades, upgraded bathrooms and new flooring. This environment was identified by the Trust as potential’ Risks’ which through innovation in anti-ligature products and clever construction design the level of ‘Risks’ could be reduced.

The project was procured using the Minor Works JCT building contract 2016.

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