St. James - Mental Health Facility
Barry Chinn Associates were lead consultants for external works on seven sites within Leeds, comprising three Mental Health Facilities, two Community Homes and two Community Units.
Working in partnership within multidisciplinary teams responsibilities included production of concept designs developed in close liaison with user groups, guidance of scheme through planning applications, production of detailed construction drawings and specifications, site supervision and input to long term management plans.
The general approach to the schemes was to establish a pleasant and welcoming arrival with a secure and defensible boundary which integrated well with the immediate surroundings. Courtyards and spaces close to the buildings were designedto provide various themed garden areas for use by residents, staff and visitors with flexibility for both private and group use.