Client: Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Junction 17 is a Specialist Adolescent Mental Health Service for young people aged 13-17 who require assessment and treatment for a range of complex mental health difficulties. It provides a wide range of services both in the community and within a state-of-the-art inpatient unit 24/7.
The two-storey centre in Greater Manchester has 20 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an art room, activity areas and outside spaces including courtyards and gardens as well as a college with a sports and recreational hall and bespoke learning environments.
In 2014, the facility was awarded Design Project of the Year at the first Design in Mental Health Network National Awards (DIMHN). The event formed part of the annual DIMHN Conference which showcases outstanding mental health design from around the world whilst bringing together those involved in mental health environments to collaborate and improve outcomes.
Junction 17 fought off international competition from as far afield as Athens and Australia.