Beech Hall Wellbeing and Treatment Centre is a flagship project that amalgamates existing Belfast Trust services onto a single site in west Belfast. Strategically located opposite a large shopping complex, the centre accommodates various health and social service teams under one roof, to provide a better integrated service to their clients – many of whom they share.
The centre is separated into two blocks linked together by a glazed bridge over three levels. The ‘public’ block fronting onto the road contains the majority of clinical and treatment rooms and is oriented around a four-storey, light-filled atrium, with receptions and waiting areas visible at each level. The atrium acts as a simple wayfinding device, directly accessible both from the street and from the rear car park via a first floor entrance. Community spaces are located at street level and include meeting rooms and a café that opens out onto a secure landscaped garden.
The Trust provides numerous outreach services, and the rear block acts as an office base for these staff, with a combination of large open plan offices and smaller, more private rooms. A staff cafeteria and terrace is located on the top floor. The ground floor of the block also provides new facilities to replace an existing adult day centre, including a dedicated garden. Sustainability measures include a biomass boiler, providing all heating requirements for the centre.