Daisyfield Mill undergoes Space Utilisation Project

Thu 23rd Feb 2012

Ryhurst and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) are undertaking a Space Utilisation project at Daisyfield Mill in Blackburn. Daisyfield Mill is one of  LCFT’s Child and Adult clinical buildings and is the first of LCFT’s clinical buildings to undergo this process, the project initially commenced in August 2011 with the main refurbishment work commencing on Monday 6th February 2012 with expected completion in March 2012.  Once Daisyfield has been completed it will set a benchmark for future projects within the clinical environment.

Daisyfield Mill was built in the early 1870's and is located on the banks of the Leeds Liverpool canal in Blackburn, this impressive building, once a former corn mill, has been fully restored and refurbished to the highest standards offering quality office space and training facilities set on four storeys. Lancashire Care accommodates the Ground and First Floors of the building.

The clinical teams based at Daisyfield Mill are:

First Floor:

  • CRHTT – Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
  • Primary Care / MindCare
  • CCTT – Complex Care Treatment Team
  • Psychology – Adult and Child

Ground Floor:

  • Early Intervention Service
  • Outpatients / Clinical Consulting area

Following on the same lines as the Space Utilisation project undertaken at LCFT’s Headquarters, Sceptre Point, Preston, there will be areas designated for Agile Working which will have bookable desk space for staff. The Space Utilisation project undertaken at Sceptre Point has generated an additional 39% more space. The Space Utilisation project that is currently underway at Daisyfield Mill will eventually generate more than 50% extra space.

Principle meetings have taken place with managers around the plans for the Ground Floor of Daisyfield where the clinical areas are located; the current plan is to open up the area taking advantage of the spectacular arched windows thus providing a great amount of natural light.  Additional interview rooms, a staff canteen and a soft seating area has also been planned.

With Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust tripling the number of sites it operates in June 2011 following the amalgamation of the PCT’s through Transforming Community Services, a re-evaluation of the Trust’s estate was required to ascertain which Trust buildings were fit for purpose and this is where a Space Utilisation Programme was required.     The Trust is leading by example by implementing Anchor and Agile styles of working and LCFT is the first Mental Health Trust in the UK to implement this new and innovative way of working.


Anchor worker = employee is fixed at one location with own desk. An Anchor worker is an employee whose role is required to be in a fixed location for normally 100% of the time.

Agile working = flexible working, having the tools to work anywhere at any time, employees not specifically fixed to one location thus allowing staff to work at bases closer to home, partner organisation building and potentially with the ability to work from home if they choose. 

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