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Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh

Aims to reduce the sense of a clinical facility

Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh.
Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh. Credit: Chris Hill

TODD Architects for Western Health and Social Care Trust
Contract value: £3m 
GIA: 1,449m2
Cost per m2: £2,058

The design of this 12-bed discharge and six-bed recovery unit aims to reduce the sense of a clinical facility. Habitable rooms are either outward-facing or get their light and views from one of the two courtyards they are arranged around. Single storey glazed links maximise daylight in the breakout spaces and create a calm environment. Facades on the ‘interior’ of the scheme are softened by the use of timber with glazed infill. There is also timber seating in the courtyard and interior spaces.

  • Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh.
    Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh. Credit: Chris Hill
  • Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh.
    Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh. Credit: Chris Hill
  • Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh.
    Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh. Credit: Chris Hill
  • Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh.
    Rathview Mental Health Unit, Omagh. Credit: Chris Hill
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