Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine joint venture, has now moved into construction stage on the £50m Douglas Bennett House project for London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) at Denmark Hill.

The existing Douglas Bennett House will make way for a new, purpose-built mental health facility that will house acute adult inpatient services including four specialist wards and a psychiatric intensive care unit, all currently based in outdated facilities at Lambeth Hospital.

Spread over nearly 10,000m², the new Douglas Bennett House will allow the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to centralise its mental health services in one location.  With the effective treatment of mental health being central to the design, this new facility will provide greater privacy for patients through single-sex wards, en-suite bathrooms, balconies and outdoor space, family rooms, and a multi-faith suite.

Work began on site in September under the ProCure 21+ preconstruction agreement and is due to complete in September 2022.