Context, Challenges and Creativity

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Context, Challenges and Creativity: Designing for Acute Mental Healthcare
Presented by Architects for Health on Thursday 21 September 2006 at the King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Sponsored by Dräger Medical

AfH are pleased to have a group of speakers to discuss the issues and share their experiences in providing facilities for the Acute Mentally Ill.

They will be presenting two recently completed and a proposed scheme to show how they have responded to their particular context, whilst demonstrating innovation and creativity in responding to the challenges offered in designing for this care group.

L to R: Chairman Mike Barrett, The Panel, Andrew Simpson


Mike Barrett, OBE, Non Executive Director of the Trust Board of South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, and Ex- Chief Executive of The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation


Andrew Simpson, Director of Planning at the South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, who will be setting the scene and describing the challenges which new Mental Health facilities need to meet;

Mungo Smith, Director, MAAP architects, who, with Andrew, have been developing proposals for Springfield Village, a scheme to redevelop and provide a new inpatient mental health hospital for the Springfield Hospital in Tooting, Southwest London;

Nic Allen, Director, Devereux Architects, will be talking about the newly completed mental health unit for the same Trust at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, an LDSA award winning building and unique facility of it’s type.

Doug Attrill, Director of Healthcare at Broadway Malyan, and
Sarah Leonard, the Modern Matron from Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust will present the Woodhaven Mental Health Unit for Tatchbury Mount Hospital in the New Forest. This scheme was awarded an NHS Building Better healthcare Award in 2004 for best designed Mental Health Facility.

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