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Rosebery Park

Roseberry Park is a 312-bed inpatient mental health complex providing Adult, Older Adult and Forensic (including Learning Disabilities) Mental Health Services. A sensitive interpretation of the Trust’s brief and aspirations reflected the requirements of a modern adult mental health service and workforce.  


The complex is set within a landscape structure which supports both underlying roles of the institution: therapeutic care and security. The therapeutic benefits of contact with nature are fully utilised with buildings and wards intimately entwined around a series of gardens and courtyards where each patient has close, generous and free access to the outdoors.


Separate zones for Adult and Forensic services were achieved through a series of individual units providing services for specific groups of users that share a main entrance and a number of support facilities. Single loaded corridors around courtyards allowed for ‘swing beds’ to be allocated to different units to reflect gender/capacity requirements.


“We were particularly impressed by the way the architects had manipulated the design to reduce its significant bulk into recognisably human scaled spaces. The integration of the landscape into the design is particularly well handled.”

RIBA Northern Network Awards judging panel



Middlesbrough, UK



Mental Health / Aged Care Assessment



Laing O’Rourke with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust



Lead Consultant, Masterplanner, Architect, Interior Design






RIBA Award 2012


RIBA Client of the Year 2012


RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011 – Gold Award


RIBA Northern Network Awards 2011 – Hadrian Award (North East Project of the Year)


Design and Health Awards 2010: International Mental Health - Highly Commended - Mental Health


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