ofMAAP architects have announced their delight that the Wandsworth Recovery Centre at Springfield University Hospital has been awarded 'Best Project Team' in the People Class category and also achieved highly commended for ‘Best Mental Health Design’ at the UK's Building Better Healthcare awards held on 12th November 2009.
Commissioned by South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, MAAP worked with P21 framework contractor Integrated Health Projects, MFProjects, Hulley and Kirkwood M&E Designers and McAlpine Design Group Structural Designs.
Winning the award endorses the genuine partnership that formed over all aspects of the project. Working as a cohesive team meant that a state-of-the-art building was delivered on time and within budget. Robert Barr, the Trust’s director of estates, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a real testament to the huge amount of hard work that went into ensuring this project was a success. Feedback from service users and visitors has been overwhelmingly positive and staff have settled into their new environment well.”The Wandsworth Recovery Centre is a new mixed gender inpatient facility for adults with acute mental illness. It comprises an 18 bedded acute ward and a 10 bedded psychiatric intensive care unit together with community team bases and outpatient facilities.