Nov 9, 2017

Winner Best Mental Health Design Award 2017

Winner Best Mental Health Design

Medical Architecture has won Best Mental Health Design at the Building Better Healthcare Awards in London.

Mitford Adult Autism Inpatient Unit at Northgate Hospital for Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust was recognised by the judges as the outstanding project this year saying:

“This building has a simple form and low contrast appearance. The design is absolutely right.”

This is the first building in the UK specifically designed for support and treatment of adults with severely complex autistic spectrum disorders.

The architecture is drawn from research and client experience to formulate new design standards. Our evidence-based approach focuses on correlation between the environment and behaviour to support positive outcomes for people with autism.

Paul Yeomans, Project Director said,

“We are so very pleased that Mitford won. It’s an incredibly complex project which has improved the lives of many already. 

Seeing a mother reacting to her son having his first incident-free day in seven years is very rewarding. 

Great credit to our client Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHSFT and well done to the Kier team, CAD21, Curtins, Summers Inman, Turner and Townsend, Artstop and all involved.”