Leeds Strategic Estates Review 2014

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Project Type: Strategic

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
P+HS Architects

Project description:

Full review of five services within Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust to inform strategic decision-making relating to potential re-location.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust commissioned Community Ventures to undertake a review in order to understand the potential facility options prior to commencing a Strategic Outline Case review.

The five services considered were:

  • Community Intermediate Care In-patient Unit (Seacroft Hospital)
  • Community Rehabilitation Unit – providing planned inpatient rehabilitation programmes (St Mary’s Hospital)
  • Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – comprising Adolescent Inpatient Service and 8 beds and the base for CAMHS Outreach and Therapeutic Service (St James’s Hospital)
  • Community Paediatrics and Child Development Centre (St James’s Hospital)
  • Child and Family Unit (St James’s Hospital)

A proposed Schedule of Accommodation (SOA) for each service was created that complies with current building and quality guidance, and associated adjacency diagrams produced to establish opportunities for co-location of services.


The estates solution proposed was based upon remodelling existing NHS accommodation. This provides deliverable options for meeting the estates requirements of the various services within a long-term strategic plan for LCHT and within an acceptable timeframe.
The project was completed to budget and timescale.

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