In 2021 we marked #mentalhealthawarenessweek2021 (increasingly relevant during the current pandemic) and we had the privilege of designing a new garden for inpatients & staff at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trusts, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Northern Ireland. We collaborated with lead designer, Whittaker and Watt Architects and the wider design team, Beattie Flanigan, Hanna and Hutchinson & Macauley Heaney Partnership Ltd. The Landscape design closely links with and relates to the adjacent built form and, recognising that getting outdoors in nature helps alleviate anxiety and depression, offers a valuable healing space for outdoor therapy and connection with nature.
The team at McIlwaine Landscape Architects are delighted to receive ‘Highly Commended’ in the Built Works, Institutional Landscape Category at the Irish Landscape Institute Awards 2022!
McIlwaine Landscape Architects: “We design and create outside spaces to meet the needs, desires and dreams of the people who use them.”