ANCORA HOUSE,
CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Trust: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) Foundation Trust 
Project type: New build
Mental Health discipline: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit
Architect: Gilling Dod architects 
Products supplied: 1-way SOS locksets, Passport smart locksets, push/pull handles 

Designed by Gilling Dod Architects, Ancora House is an award-winning 30-bed CAMHS unit built around an aluminium curtain wall structure.  

When it was being built, the trust specified a need for practical and safe en-suite locksets that were also consistent with the window and door handles.  We offered the perfect solution. 

 

Offering superior safety and design consistency 

Fitting 1-way SOS locksets on all of the en-suite rooms provided superior safety as the two separate spindles operate independently, meaning staff can unlock the door even if the service user holds the turn/pull. 

Standard anti-ligature push/pull handles were also fitted on the doors and windows, providing consistency across the ward

 

 

 

Ensuring easy access in an emergency

Locksets and handles were then fitted elsewhere throughout the two-storey facility.  

The trust were particularly satisfied with our electronic lockset, combining speed of access with convenience, as a single access card could be used to operate any door lock – reducing the number of keys carried in the ward and making it easier for staff to access a room in an emergency

 

 

 

 

 

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