Complex Needs Rehabilitation Centre Hull


Project Scope:

ACA+I has designed a specialist rehabilitation and recovery facility for people who require an environment for mental health recovery on behalf of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. The accommodation will provide a therapeutic and safe environment where the residents build up their confidence, develop and gain independent living skills and continue the process of recovery.

The project will see the demolition of an existing Art-Deco style building. To respect the building’s history and contribute positively to the conservation area, the new building takes inspiration from its predecessor.

The design of the proposed development has taken into consideration the surrounding residential and urban context. The massing of the existing building is dwarfing to surrounding buildings, therefore the new design has a reduced volumetric approach that considers the vernacular of the existing site, giving the development a more domestic scale that is in keeping within its surroundings and history.

The proposed materials chosen were originally inspired by the Art-Deco style building that exists onsite, and further by the rich history that Hull has of Art-Deco architecture. The aesthetic quality of the final selections create an architectural feature, which provides a point of orientation in the conservation area of Beverley Road, yet also offer a therapeutic benefit for the proposed use of the complex.

Project Specifications


Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

Client: Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

Year: 2017

Status: In Development

Project Type: New Build

Project Value: £1.8m