The new ‘Ashford’ LDRU at Tatchbury, just outside Southampton, was officially opened last Friday by RT Hon Dr Julian Lewis, Councillor Roger Huxstep and Southern Health Trust Chair Lynne Hunt.


The new facility provides a 10-bedroom medium secure unit for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust on their Tatchbury Mount campus.


The design provides a series of therapy and day rooms, bedrooms with en-suites, kitchens, administrative and staff spaces where users and staff can rehabilitate and work in a safe, secure and purpose-built environment.


Despite the reduced numbers allowed at the official opening due to Covid-19, the design team were all represented at a ‘thank you’ working lunch after the main event.