No 93, Hapurhey Wellbeing Centre
What We Did
Reconfiguration of the former Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre, transforms it into a vital community resource. It now provides a flexible, mixed use community building offering vital NHS Mental Health Services within a contemporary community environment for Harpurhey and the North Manchester area. The design set out to break preconceptions and destigmatise how a Mental Health facility should look.
Renamed No.93, it will host community activities and volunteer led groups. It boosts a new entrance and reception, an exercise room and a creative arts space open to everyone; centre users, local groups and residents in the wider community. Additionally, the new centre has an outdoor space for gardening clubs.
No.93 now also houses an NHS Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) for the community, which brings the introduction of ten new consulting rooms, a small therapies room together with a group room. The centre is now an inclusive space and a place to challenge the stigma associated with mental health.
Centre users and residents have been an integral part of the redevelopment process from the start. Community leaders have been essential members of the project team, representing the views of the local people. There have been multiple engagement workshops with the wider Harpurhey community who were instrumental in the naming of the centre and choosing artwork for the final design.