Birch Hill Centre for Mental Health

Artists’ impression of the front entrance of the proposed Birch Hill Centre for Mental Health
Artists’ impression of the front entrance of the proposed Birch Hill Centre for Mental Health

Delivering excellence in mental health care

The proposals

The proposals are for the new Birch Hill Centre for Mental Health on trust-owned lands south of Antrim Area Hospital. The proposals would centralise Northern Trust Mental Health services within a modern Centre for Mental Health comprising 134 single bedrooms, staff and visitor facilities, management and operational spaces, external landscaping and gardens and car-parking, as well as servicing facilities.

The proposals would provide an ideal setting for treatment and recovery, within a centre designed to be considerate of our neighbours. For more information, please contact the consultation team or visit our public information event.

About the Northern Trust

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust provides a range of health and social care services to a population of approximately 479,000 people across a geographical area of 1,733 square miles (2,773 square km) making it geographically the largest trust in Northern Ireland.

Site location plan

Site location plan - click to enlarge.

Artist’s Impression of a proposed garden area

Artist’s Impression of a proposed garden area - click to enlarge.

Artist’s impression of the proposed entrance

Artist’s impression of the proposed entrance - click to enlarge.

Current Progress

Planned work on site

Shallow ground investigations site wide are scheduled to commence week beginning 6th November 2023. 

Pre-application Community Consultation

We are currently undertaking pre-application community consultation in order to listen to your views on the proposals. During this period, we will be running a range of in-person, digital and remote consultation methods, to ensure we accurately capture the views of those with an interest in the proposed development.

Explore our proposals

If you would like to order a printed hard copy of our proposals, please call us on our Freephone hotline 0808 1688 296. We can also share a proposal pack via email. To order one, simply send an email requesting a digital information pack to contact@birchhillconsultation.org

Give us a call
If you would like a member of the team to explain our proposals over the phone, you can call our Freephone consultation hotline on 0808 1688 296. A member of the team will call you back and will be able to answer any questions you have about the development.

Join our public information event
We held a public information event in the Ewart Room, Holywell Hospital on 26 October 2023 from 3pm – 7pm.

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