Client: Montpellier Estates
Project type: New build
Mental Health discipline: In-patient Mental Health (low secure / medium secure)​​​​​​​
Products supplied: 2-part window restrictors, 3-part window restrictors, Convertible window handles

Built by Montpellier Estates, this 34-bed new build is a residential unit for adults.  Over three floors, the unit cares for service users throughout their care pathway, with medium secure space on the ground and first floor, and self-contained flats on the top floor for those nearing the completion of their residential care.

Our bespoke 3-part window restrictors were used on the ground floor to minimise contraband being passed into the unit, while our standard 2-part restrictors were used elsewhere.  

Minimising contraband

On the ground floor, the designers wanted to minimise the risk of service users being passed contraband from the common courtyard area.  That’s why our 3-part window restrictors were chosen.

They required the restrictor tray to sit as close to the bottom of the window as possible, so even a single tablet or cigarette couldn’t pass under the window when it opened.  Made to their bespoke requirements, we manufactured them to have a gap of less 4mm.

Plus the perforation holes on the 3-part restrictor meet the Department of Health guidance to allow airflow whilst minimising ligature risk.



Convertible window handles to provide flexibility in the care pathway

The designers wanted consistency of window handles throughout, while the clinical team required flexibility. Our convertible handles offers both.  The lock can easily be converted from staff-controlled to user-controlled – and back again.

  • In the low secure areas, service users have the flexibility to operate their own windows
  • In the higher secure areas, staff use a special key to operate the lock

Hold-open magnets were installed in some areas where window stays had not been installed – to avoid the ligature risk – allowing windows to be safety held open and air to circulate.

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