Camden and Islington Mental Health Facility
ClientCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
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.