An older people’s mental health unit has been constructed at the Rotherham General Hospital site. This building has been designed to appear almost as a part of the natural environment and is virtually built within ancient woodland (Canklow Woods).
The hospital has planted 30 semi-mature trees here that accentuate the woodland, and give the appearance that the building has been there for a long time with the trees growing around it. The design incorporates the use of natural stone and the landscaping includes many fruit trees and bushes that will be tended to by service users during therapy sessions.
On NHS Sustainability Day 2015 the hospital planted 10 trees, including wild cherries, donated by NHS Forest.