Project type: Refurbishment
Mental Health discipline: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Architect: Spooner Architects
Products supplied: Anti-ligature load release fittings
Providing services for children, and young people, Newbridge House was refurbished to create a modern, safe and supportive environment for those suffering from eating disorders. Key to the design was creating bedrooms which looked and felt homely – and the bathrooms were no different. That's why they chose our load release fittings.
Anti-ligature and shatter-resistant, they offered superior safety for service users, whilst the lightweight, detachable parts made ineffective weapons, minimising the risk to the staff at Newbridge.
Similiar to the bathroom fittings you'd find in your own house, the anti-ligature fittings also helped to create a homely environment for service users – restoring dignity, creating a sense of normalcy and aiding the recovery process for the children and young people in Newbridge House.
As the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS, the trust chose our electronic lockset, passport. Offering service users control over their own living space by issuing a harmless key fob also met their requirements of promoting service user independence.
When the trust required new doorsets to combat their current safety and durability challenges, they turned to our extra-wide, single-leaf doorsets. With concealed hold-open closers, this helped to reduce the ligature risk whilst the vandal-resistant PVC facing helped to brighten the space and minimise maintenance costs.
The trust approached us for a reliable and complete override lockset system to minimise keyway tampering and ensure staff could always gain access. Combining our 5-way SOS system with the lifeline closed keyway, our designers were able to meet their specific needs.