What We Did
After an 18 month build programme the Hopewood Centre opened its doors to service users in June 2018. The new £21M facility, based in Nottingham, provides much needed Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Community hub space and Perinatal Services to the region. Gilling Dod worked closely with the Trust and the main contractor, Kier Construction, to achieve a bright and contemporary scheme that better supports service user wellbeing. The campus-style design incorporates parklands, horticulture, and woodland trails, with the new purpose-built buildings situated within the attractive natural aspects of the site. This led to great opportunities to capture key vistas and views of the landscape from the bright and airy interior. The architecture also aims to maximise efficiencies in the care that is delivered, whilst promoting recovery in a positive and uplifting setting.
Creative workshops were undertaken with staff and service users to develop the building names, colour schemes and narrative. The chosen concept of ‘Hopewood’ brings together ideas from the various service users, focusing on natural landscapes and creating feelings of hope. The completed interior provides a comforting palette of cool and calming tones, resulting a space which is not only safe and accessible, but uplifting and therapeutic. A coherent and co-ordinated approach with signage, artwork, and furniture colours ensured a holistic and well thought out interior.
“We are delighted to receive the keys to Hopewood from Kier, who have carried out the construction of this fantastic new mental health facility for children, young people and families. This is such an exciting time for the Trust and Hopewood will make such a difference to the lives of the people who need to use these services in our Community”
Paul Smeeton, Executive Director for local partnerships at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT
“So proud of this fantastic facility!”
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