Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

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. 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.

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Partnering for better mental health

The King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, a unique collaboration between specialist clinicians from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and leading academics at King’s College London (IoPPN) will enable us to translate research into practical treatments to benefit young people in the shortest possible time, when the need has never been greater.

Through the ‘collaboration hubs’ in the new Pears Maudsley Centre, researchers and clinicians will be able to work side-by-side to find new ways to predict, prevent and treat mental health disorders in children and young people.

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Pears Maudsley Centre - Floor Plans:  

Lower Ground Floor      Ground Floor 

First Floor              Second Floor

Third Floor             Fourth Floor

Fifth Floor            Sixth Floor

                     Seventh Floor           Eight Floor                      

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Frequently Asked Questions

Created from feedback by our staff, service users and carers and externally with our partners, members of the public, nearby residents and members of the local councils. 

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Public Spaces

Our landscape architects have designed the external spaces to promote and foster positive mental health and well-being through the features and planting.

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Community Engagement

We held commnity engagement opportunities to provide further opportunities for local people to speak with the project team.


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