IBI Group wins project team award
DateJune 2, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, UK – IBI Nightingale has won Project Team of the Year for their collaborative approach to the design of a mental health facility in Shrewsbury, northwest of Birmingham.
The award was presented at the annual Design in Mental Health Awards ceremony in Birmingham. In addition to IBI, who were architects on the project, the team included South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, BAM Construction, Clarke Bond, Couch Perry & Wilkes LLP, Strategic Healthcare Planning, Holbrow Brookes, and Define.
The Redwoods Centre is a new 112-bed mental health facility. Designed as a village-like setting, the accommodation is split into separate houses and arranged around a beautifully landscaped area to promote a sense of community.
“The scale and complexity of The Redwoods Centre required a dedicated and committed team focussed on delivering a building which put the day-to-day experiences of service users, carers, and staff at the heart of the design,” said Martha McSweeney, Studio Principal at IBI Nightingale. “The results speak for themselves and it was worth all the hard work.”
Embracing the brief for pride in care, the centre offers a true place of healing and recovery. The quality of architectural design inspires; spaces are uplifting and filled with natural light. Landscaping is beautiful, sensory, artistic, and enhances quality of life.
“The brief for The Redwoods Centre was very much to ensure it was a therapeutic environment which really met the needs of those who were to use it,” said Andrew Hughes, Project Director for South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. “The project team worked closely with people who use mental health services, their carers, commissioners and members of staff, to achieve this, and we really believe we created something special. It is wonderful to have our efforts recognised by this award.”
SHOWN ABOVE: Second from left, Andrew Hughes (Trust), Martha McSweeney (IBI), David Ellis (BAM), and David Hartley (BAM)
Katie Endicott, Media Relations
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