Project description:

Mary Seacole House was one of the first PFIs to take place in the UK, the Trust envisaged a new community-integrated Hospital focused on dignity, privacy and self-determination of patients during their crisis, treatment and rehabilitation.

The development provides adult acute mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services at Mary Seacole House.

It houses a new 16-bed acute male ward with a second 14-bed acute female ward along with a Psychiatric Intensive Therapy Unit.  A short stay inpatient unit for men with dementia is also on the site.

To realise the integrated facility and take advantage of the beautiful open public space, it was located on the periphery of the existing hospital land.

Medical Architecture took a multi-storey approach due to complexities and constraints of the site and a hotel like approach to the layout to give each service user their own private space and access to shared areas during the day.

Together with the development at neighbouring Highcroft Hospital, the new Mary Seacole House allowed the closure of the main All Saints Hospital in 2000.

Birmingham, UK

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust)

Lead Consultant
Health Planner
Interior Designer
Landscape Architect


Completed 2002


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