Jason Cooper, Nabeel Javed and Narissa Richardson of Willmott Dixon Interiors | Internal photographs of the revamped Ferndale Ward. 

Willmott Dixon Interiors has completed the renovation of a mental health rehabilitation unit in Warwick that will provide an improved patient experience and help keep vulnerable people safe from harm.

The national fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor has delivered the anti-ligature refurbishment of Ferndale Ward, a c.32,000 sq ft unit at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Works were carried out in a live hospital environment and included the installation of new windows and internal doors, and adaptations to power, data and access control services.

Improvements have also been made to lighting, ventilation grilles, radiator covers and sanitaryware, while flooring has also been cleaned and repaired. The building has been decorated throughout.


Willmott Dixon Interiors generated a social return on investment of more than £27,000 during the project lifecycle, through activities such as local careers fairs, while 99% of project waste was diverted from landfill.

The refurbishment of Ferndale Ward is the penultimate phase of a wider project to upgrade several inpatient wards and outpatient clinics at St. Michael’s Hospital, on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

All phases were awarded via Procurement Hub Major Project Framework and delivered by a project team including Fulkers Bailey Russell as Quantity Surveyor and Design Buro as principal designer.

The full project will culminate in the refurbishment of the Larches Ward, which is due to complete in Q2 2024.

Nebeel Javed, construction manager at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are very pleased to have completed the specialist refurbishment of the Ferndale Ward, our fifth completed project at St. Michael’s Hospital. Our dedicated team has worked in close collaboration with staff at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to deliver a modern healthcare environment and improved experience for patients and staff alike. We look forward to completing the final phase of the project early next year.”

Andrew Peck, client relationship manager at Procurement Hub said: “This is another great example of how Willmott Dixon Interiors and Procurement Hub working together can deliver for the public sector. The framework provides for vital flexibility for the customer to reap important benefits in this challenging environment. “

Sonya Gardiner, chief operating officer at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “It is critical that we provide safe environments for our patients.  This is why we continue to invest in refurbishing our estates to provide safe and therapeutic environments that support patient recovery.”