2014 Awards

Design Project of the Year

Gilling Dod Architects for Junction 17. 

A CAMHS Unit in constructed for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Delivered under P21+ the state of the art facility is a Tier 4 young persons focused inpatient unit for vulnerable Children and Adolescents from across the NW. The new build project replaced the existing McGuinness Unit and attached.

Project Team of the Year (Sponsored by: Knightsbridge)

IBI Nightingale for the Redwoods Centre.

Together with South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the project team created a new mental health facility that creates a true community atmosphere through a family of new buildings arranged about a central landscape feature.

Product Innovation of the Year

Safehinge for Symphony – the ultimate door safety system for mental health.

Symphony is a patented integrated system in which a pivot hinge, removable doorstop and door closer work together in perfect harmony. It’s discreet and durable, anti-ligature, anti-barricade and fire rated, addressing every challenge for the modern mental health sector.

Service User Design Champion of the Year

Service User Champions Guild Lodge, Specialist Services Lancashire Care NH Foundation Trust.

The Service User Champion Business Steering Group Guild Lodge has been involved in a number of design projects over 2013/14, to improve the service user and family experience at Guild Lodge.


The final category was a special award for Services to Mental Health and Design.  This was presented to the Chairman of the Design in Mental Health Network, Joe Forster. Joe was a founder member of the DiMHN in 2002.


Joe has been a mental health nurse for over 30 years and was a clinical lead for Merseycare NHS Trust and worked on service user involvement in mental health service development before retiring earlier this year.

He is an innovator, both in his work with service users, but also in his work to develop new products and new approaches to healthcare building design.  He promotes networking, collaboration and partnership working, an ethos that has influenced and inspired the developments and improvements in mental healthcare design over the past decade.