Appletons have been involved from the early inception for the development of a new £50million state of the art inpatient mental health unit. Working within a design team of architects, engineers, highway, planning and cost consultants. The practice has been involved in all pre and post planning application stages, detail designs and tender documentation for the delivery of courtyards and external space for a range of service uses and staff needs. The scheme has provided a strong and appropriate setting and facilities for the needs of modern mental healthcare. The landscape proposals have involved the sensitive design of garden spaces required to provide both a safe and secure environment, but which supports a person’s recovery and well being. Working within the NHS Procure 21+ framework for the delivery of the project, its completion was achieved on target in late 2014.