Lowther Road Integrated Community Mental Health Centre, Islington


A new £17M state-of-the-art four-storey outpatient facility has replaced the previous small mental health centre in Lowther Road, Islington London by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the new Centre offers a range of mental and physical health services and is part of the North London Mental Health Partnership’s St. Pancras Transformation programme, an NHS project aimed at moving services out of St Pancras hospital to modern community-based facilities.

Sustainability is at the heart of the design of the building’s external envelope, with solar panels fitted to the roof and bolt-on solar shading to control heat gain and reduce demand on mechanical ventilation systems.

The solar shading was attached to Kawneer’s AA®100 Curtain Wall System featuring special extended feature caps on all elevations around the building, installed by specialist subcontractor Leay Ltd.

Working to a specification provided by main contractor Kier Construction, Leay also installed Kawneer’s AA®720 HI Reflex Windows for their excellent thermal performance, in line with the sustainability goals of the project.

The larger Centre is now offering enhanced levels of care for local residents with mental health challenges, providing a sustainable, modern and welcoming space at the heart of the community.

Photos: Leay Ltd

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