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Location: Erdington, Birmingham

Client: Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust

Principal Contractor: E Manton Ltd.

Value: £11.2m

The Ardenleigh Centre is a medium secure unit for children and women and is located in Birmingham.


The site contains residential accommodation for children and women, support services such as a teaching centre, swimming pool, gymnasium, shop and library and extensive therapy and workshops. In addition full hotel services of estates, catering and administration has been provided.

The innovative design solutions achieved at Ardenleigh have been included in the latest HBN 43 document to set a benchmark for similar future mental health facilities.

These proposals include a school where patients are able to achieve their education. The school includes the following classrooms:

• Science and Technologyo Multi-use Classrooms
• Food Technology
• Soft Play

• IT

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