On behalf of Central & North West London Foundation Trust Thomas Sinden were appointed to deliver the conversion of an empty office unit into an outpatient / recovery centre for adolescents with eating disorders.

This conversion comprised of new consultant rooms, family room, staff kitchen, WC’s including a DDA WC, offices, and welcome lounge.

The works also included new air conditioning throughout the facility, as well as new lighting and power, new flooring, decorations and anti-ligature fixtures and fittings.

One of the primary challenges the team faced during the project was minimising disruption to the neighbouring offices that remained in operation throughout the construction process. Noisy works, especially during demolition and the initial construction phase, were meticulously scheduled to occur outside of office meeting times and staff lunch hours. Early morning works were also executed to reduce disturbances before staff members arrived at 9 am.

The success of this project lies in its unwavering commitment to understanding the client’s vision and needs, exceeding their expectations while staying within budget through value engineering. The team carefully selected products and materials to meet clinical and anti-ligature requirements, ensuring the facility provides the necessary support for adolescents with eating disorders.

Steve McMahon, Thomas Sinden’s Operations Director said: “This project was a true testament to teamwork, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. I’m proud to have been part of a project that has such a positive impact on the lives of young individuals on their path to recovery.”