We are delighted to announce that our FHJV project, Clockview Hospital, picked up three awards at the Design in Mental Health (DIMH) Awards 2016.


The annual Design in Mental Health awards took place 17 May 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. The Design & Build Clockview Mental Health Facility in Liverpool won:

  • Service User Experience Award
  • Design Champion Award
  • Healthy Outdoor Lifestyle Award

Clock View is the first of five sites for development under the TIME (To Improve Mental Health Environments) Initiative by Mersey Care NHS Trust.


Service User Experience Award

The Service User Experience Award is about capturing service users’ perspectives on their environment and to include them in the design process from consultation to completion. The panel wanted to see the importance of providing a connection between service users and the people with the skill and knowledge to help them develop their own thinking and explore further options.

Design Champion Award

The Design Champion Award recognises the outstanding contribution to delivering excellence and sustained improvement in the quality and design of mental health care facilities, providing significant benefit to service users, staff and carers.

Healthy Outdoor Lifestyle Award

The Healthy Outdoor Lifestyle Award recognises the positive steps taken to improve the Health and Wellbeing of Service Users by providing access to facilities and fitness programmes that support the Living Well for Longer initiative.


Clock View is a state-of-the-art mental health facility for the Walton community in Liverpool. The project involved the development of site to provide an 85 bed inpatient facility including learning and education/training spaces, interview rooms for assessment and crisis resolution home treatment teams and administration/office areas.

The building was designed as a sequence of low pavilions with semi-private and secure gardens that are interlinked by more prominent treatments and offices to create an intensive therapeutic setting.

As well as ecological landscape gardens, staff and service users enjoy a range of artwork commissioned with the building. This new hospital marks a step change in the quality of mental health facilities in the North West of England and is conceived to foster recovery and well-being.

Congratulations to the entire project team who delivered an outstanding facility which continues support the health and well-being of its users. View the Clockview Hospital project profile here.