Clock View Hospital in Liverpool has won the strongly contested Healthcare category at the inaugural Architecture Today Awards for buildings that have stood the test of time. The new generation of mental health hospital opened in February 2015 and was delivered by LSHP.
The awards recognise projects that have been in use for at least three years, and which can demonstrate a strong track record for delivering on their environmental, functional, community and cultural ambitions. gbp's Sam McCumiskey joined partners from Medical Architecture and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to present in the 'live finals' at the end of last year.
Completed in 2015, Clock View Hospital set a new national benchmark in mental health facility design, due to the quality of its therapeutic environment and the level of engagement with the community it serves. The building presents a positive frontage to the surrounding neighbourhood, creating a strong local connection and projecting a message of openness and inclusivity.
“A mental health facility located in a troubled district of Liverpool, Clock View is a very secure facility not that different in brief to a prison. And yet it connects well with its neighbours presenting a welcoming white-yet-warm domestic architecture that has an appropriate civic presence that both welcomes visitors and helps to calm residents,” commented judge Simon Allford.
Find out more, and watch the project presentation from the finals, here: https://architecturetoday.co.uk/architecture-today-awards-winners-2022/