Camden and Islington Mental Health Facility

ClientCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Project TypePlacemaking


The new mental health facility at Whittington Hospital provides 78 inpatient beds over four floors of accommodation.

From a planning perspective, the landscape forms an important frontage to Dartmouth Park Hill.  Its naturalistic approach sets the development comfortably into the streetscape.  The main community entrance and café terrace provides a welcoming arrival experience and recreational space.

A ramped footpath runs through a series of gardens, creating an attractive route around the building which negotiates the significant level changes naturally.

A contemporary new plaza provides a transition between the neighbouring listed Jenner building and the mental health facility.  Planters soften the space and seating opportunities spread across the plaza.

In the building a series of courtyard gardens are designed to provide service users with places for relaxation, socialising, games and sport.