Specialist Inpatient Services Unit

Grange University Hospital, Cwmbran

Client: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Sector: Healthcare
Cost: £40M

The new Specialist Inpatient Services Unit (SISU) for mental health treatment at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, which is part of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, received planning approval in March 2023.

The new 73-bed facility will provide exceptional standards of care from one location, centralising existing services throughout the region. The facility will treat adults and seniors with mental health and learning disabilities in a low-security setting that centres on patient care and recovery.

Lee Wakemans is providing cost management services for the project. Lee Wakemans also developed the outline business case and if approved will submit the full business case to Welsh Government.

Proximity to nature is felt throughout the unit, with each ward providing access to therapeutic outdoor areas, such as a courtyard or recreational green space, while the site itself is located next to  a mature line of trees that envelop the building and create a calming atmosphere for patients and staff alike.

The design prioritised sustainability standards,  and the facility has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and qualifies as a Net Zero Carbon building.