Douglas Bennett House public exhibition

Douglas Bennett HouseWe are proposing to redevelop Douglas Bennett House, the 1970s four-storey building located on Windsor Walk and backing onto the Maudsley Hospital campus, at Denmark Hill. The existing Douglas Bennett House has not been used by the trust for some time as it no longer meets the standards required for a modern mental healthcare building.

We need to invest in new, high quality accommodation which can provide our patients with the right environment in which to receive treatment. Douglas Bennett House is the first step in the trust’s vision to develop a high quality mental health estate.

The proposed new inpatient building will accommodate six 18-bedroom adult acute mental health wards, one specialist 17-bedroom neuropsychiatry ward and one specialist 18-bedroom ward for patients with eating disorders.

As part of the strategic development of this scheme, we will work with staff and local partners including commissioners to determine which existing adult acute wards, from across the trust, will make use of the new accommodation. Any decision regarding inpatient beds will be taken following a service change public consultation sometime in 2019.

The proposals will also improve the appearance of the building on Windsor Walk and contribute more positively to the Camberwell Grove Conservation Area.

We are now ready to share our plans for Douglas Bennett House and are keen to hear your thoughts on the proposals for this new fit-for-purpose inpatient mental health facility. We will be collating all feedback as we finalise our plans before submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Southwark early next year.

Public exhibition

We would like to invite you to have your say on our proposals for Douglas Bennett House at our upcoming public exhibition. This is your opportunity to:

  • learn about our plans for Douglas Bennett House
  • speak to the project team, including the architects, and ask any questions
  • have your say on the proposals

The exhibition will be held on:

  • Saturday 8 December, 11am to 2pm at ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue, 82-96 Grove Lane, SE5 8SN
  • Monday 10 December, 5pm to 8pm at The Maudsley Gym, Maudsley Hospital site, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ

Please do drop in at any time and there is no need to book.

The exhibition boards are available to view here.

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If you have any questions or comments on the proposals then please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

If you would prefer to send us any comments by post, please send them in an envelope addressed to Freepost RTZX-GRSR-BLXR. No stamp is required.

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