Roseberry Park is a 312-bed inpatient complex providing Adult and Forensic (including Learning Disabilities) Mental Health Services, built adjacent to the now demolished St. Luke’s Hospital.

The Roseberry Park complex is set within a landscape structure which supports both underlying roles of the institution: therapeutic care and security.

The therapeutic benefits of contact with nature are fully utilised with buildings and wards intimately entwined around a series of gardens and courtyards where each patient has close, generous and free access to the outdoors.

Separate zones for Adult and Forensic services were achieved through a series of individual units providing services for specific groups of users that share a main entrance and a number of support facilities.

Roseberry Park allows for ‘swing beds’ to be allocated to different units to reflect gender or capacity requirements, with single loaded corridors around courtyards allowing easy conversion within units and creation of smaller clusters.

“The jury consider this scheme to be an exemplar of its type and were particularly impressed by the way the architects had manipulated the design to reduce its significant bulk into recognisably human scaled spaces. The integration of the landscape into the design is particularly well handled and the quality of the environment must contribute to the user’s wellbeing.”
– Eric Carter, RIBA North East Regional Chair (Northern Network Awards)

Middlesbrough, UK

Laing O’Rourke with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Lead Consultant
Master Planner
Healthcare Planner
Interior Designer
Landscape Architect


Completed 2010


  1. RIBA Award 2012
  2. RIBA Client of the Year 2012
  3. RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011 – Gold Award
  4. RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011 – Hadrian Award (North East Project of the Year)
  5. International Academy of Design and Health Awards 2010: International Mental Health – Highly Commended
  6. Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010: Best Mental Health Design – Highly Commended

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