Opening in 2024
The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People will change the story on mental health and help transform the lives of children and young people.
We developed the centre in partnership with King’s College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and Maudsley Charity, to create a completely new approach to combining research and care.
More than a building
The new Pears Maudsley Centre will be a vibrant and welcoming space for young people and our local community and will feature modern therapeutic outpatient facilities, an inpatient ward and a state-of-the-art research lab as well as two floors dedicated to the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School. By involving young service users and their families in its design, we have ensured the building provides age-appropriate spaces and works hard to ease anxiety.
The Centre will be a place that makes things feel brighter, welcomes visitors and meets their diverse needs. Its design maximises natural light and incorporates dimmable lighting, artwork and natural materials to create a calming environment. It will have landscaped outdoor terraces with extensive planting on each of its eight floors — capped by a roof terrace. This will provide the calming, relaxing spaces difficult to achieve in a traditional inner-city hospital building.
Partnering for better mental health
The King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, a unique collaboration between the trust’s specialist clinicians and IoPPN’s world renown academics that will find new ways to predict, prevent and treat mental health disorders for children and young people and maximise translation of research and evidence into improved services - at a time when the need has never been greater.