New single-storey building approx. 2724 sqm consisting of 10-bed admission, 6-bed medium-secure ward and 4-bed rehab unit and all ancillary facilities (with plant access in pitched roof). Grounds for the application: A) Omission of handrails, grab rails, towel rails and other similar devices considered as high ligature risk for patients in all patient-use only WCs. Fixed metal plates will be installed instead to identified walls in the initial construction stage/phase to allow for provision of handrails where required. B) Use of fixed-button call alarm as opposed to ceiling-based cord alarm. C) Use of ceiling-mounted shower head instead of detachable shower head. D) Staff changing/shower facility is not suitable for wheelchair users. If required, the independent use shower/bath facility off the admission ward may be used by wheelchair users. E) 1500mm of turning circle to kitchen/catering service corridor instead of 1800mm. F) To mitigate security risks, the refreshment facilities in general are not designed for wheelchair users. A similar facility, suitable for universal access and use will be provided instead in the village centre. G) The arrangement of wc/shower in the accessible bedrooms deviates slightly from Part M Diagram 21 for reasons of security and space restriction. H) Accessible bathroom and wc is designed in accordance with HBN-00-02 (Health Building Note) Sanitary Spaces.
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