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Mental Health Place of Safety Extension, Miranda House, Hull

Project Specifications

Location: Miranda House, Gladstone Street, Hull

Client: Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Status: In Development

Project Type: Extension/Refurbishment

Project Value: £500K

Project Scope

ACA was commissioned to design an extension to the existing mental health place of safety located at Miranda House in Hull.


Design Brief


The brief was to provide additional interview rooms and an expanded waiting area.  Hence, the proposed extension increases the ground floor area by 75sqm.


Design Approach


The design of the new extension is sensitive to its context in terms of materials, character, appearance and the scale of the surrounding buildings.

Consideration of the existing building’s materials and colours creates harmony and a balance between new and existing.

Strategic integration of natural light into the interior space creates a visual comfort, which is crucial to patient, staff and visitors’ well-being in any mental health facility.