cAMHS SOUTH EDINBURGH
Projects Office are currently working on a second Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) unit, developing the interior design for a new outpatient facility in South Edinburgh.
HEALTH / INTERIOR / PUBLIC / YOUNG PEOPLE
NHS Lothian / Edinburgh / Under construction.
Following our commission to design the interiors for the CAMHS unit at Edinburgh’s new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, we were invited to design the key spaces and wall illustrations for another unit in South Edinburgh.
As some young people may use services at both CAMHS units, it was important to us to create a consistent feel and aesthetic across both sites. By using similar colours, designing furniture with a shared language, and extending the ‘coastal’ narrative developed through user engagement, we’re creating a comfortable, inviting, and familiar environment which we hope will help young patients feel relaxed and safe.
Works include the design of bespoke seating for a high traffic waiting area, along with illuminated wall decorations and murals. Custom printed tabletops complement the playful wall illustrations, featuring flocks of seabirds.
The unit is currently under construction and is due to open later in 2019. This project is part of an art and therapeutic design programme managed by Ginkgo Projects for the NHS.