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Cygnet Hospital Maidstone Kent

Cygnet Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 63 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone Kent is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment.

The hospital provides an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.

The hospital is split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

  • Roseacre Ward – Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
  • Kingswood Ward – High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
  • Bearsted Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men
  • Saltwood Ward – Male low secure ward

The hospital’s services have been requested and agreed by local and regional NHS bodies to meet the urgent demand for specialist mental health services within Kent.

The hospital has generous facilities for therapeutic and recreational activities, training and administration. In total, the building provides an average of 86 square metres of total floor space per service user, the highest of any Cygnet development so far.

Key challenges and engineering solutions

A split level site dealt with by providing a concrete earth retaining structure through the middle of the building. Passage of M&E services in ceiling zones of limited depth provided by designing the frame in a way such that the main circulation areas were kept free of steelwork.

A braced steel-frame primary structure on a 2/3 storey split-level site, dealt with by providing a concrete earth retaining structure through the middle of the building, frame was designed to keep main circulation areas free of steelwork.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Designed to BIM Level 2


Cygnet Health Care


Metnor Construction


Tangram Architects

Project Description

A 2/3 storey split level mental health facility in Maidstone built with a braced steel frame primary structure on a split-level site.




2 Years


Summer 2018

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