By Nick Gilbert
The central operations of Kier Construction showcased an interactive exhibition piece at the inauguration of the IDEA Birmingham Design Expo and Awards, which was recently held at the Mailbox shopping centre in Birmingham. This new exhibition piece explained about the new approach of delivering mental healthcare.
An interactive exhibition piece displayed at the inaugural IDEA Birmingham Design Expo and Awards
Three-dimensional artwork was featured in the creative exhibit as an attempt to showcase the renovation project, worth several millions of pound, at Penn Hospital located in Wolverhampton, where the company is closely working with architects The Design Buro and the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to enhance services for persons requiring mental health care in the area.
The revamped building at Penn Hospital is specifically designed to alter insights of mental health and delivery of care; Sensory features and colors are key, helps to develop communication, manage behavior and minimize frustration.
The company will create therapy rooms and also garden, art studios and kitchens that will assist in supporting rehabilitation, as part of the ‘healing environment’. The design will specifically stabilize the necessity for observation and security with the safety ad privacy of patients. Community spaces will be included in order to eliminate stigma and increase awareness of mental health.
Kier works collaboratively with designers and clients to offer new and cost-effective solutions, and this interactive exhibition piece provided the opportunity to the company to support the whole project program’s efficiency from procurement through the Procure 21+ framework, and through to the stages of delivery and design, and helps to increase mental healthcare awareness.
The client will be displaying the interactive exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s Community Gallery during November based on the success of the Birmingham exhibition.