The Kantor Centre of Excellence for the Anna Freud Centre has won the Design and Adaptation category in the European Healthcare Design Awards.

The new Kantor Centre of Excellence is a 3,200m2 new build and refurbishment project located on a restricted site near London’s Kings Cross. It will be the first centre of excellence for children and young people’s mental health in England and represents an exciting new era for the Anna Freud Centre charity, bringing together the best in research, policy and practice under one roof. At the heart of the Centre, the Pears Family School provides support for children aged 5-14, who have been excluded from mainstream school with serious and behavioural issues, and their families.

The European Healthcare Design Awards celebrate and recognise professional and research excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world.

The Judges said, “An outstanding healthcare project that is small in scale
but has a high transformational impact on resolving complex and difficult service design challenges in a location with significant constraints.”