St Pancras Transformation Programme

The St Pancras Hospital Transformation Programme is an ambitious NHS plan aimed at improving mental health and community services for local people.
New state-of-the-art facilities for mental health services have already been provided, paid for by the NHS, with most of the funding coming from the sale and redevelopment of the St Pancras Hospital site.

Following extensive engagement and public consultation in 2018, the St Pancras Hospital Redevelopment Outline Business Case was approved by NHS England in December 2020. 

The redevelopment of the St Pancras Hospital site also facilitates the building of Oriel , a brand-new integrated eye centre, a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity.

The remainder of the St Pancras site will be developed by NLMHP and its partner King's Cross Central Partnership Limited  

Delivering 21st Century inpatient and community mental health facilities   

The St Pancras Transformation Programme is delivering new state-of-the art therapeutic environments for service users and carers and improved working environments for our staff. These facilities have been co-produced with service users, carers, staff, and the wider community.

Highgate East

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Highgate East, a brand-new NHS mental health inpatient building on the Camden, Haringey and Islington border, next to the Whittington Hospital , opened in March 2024.

The building’s cutting-edge design provides 78 all single en-suite rooms, replacing ageing inpatient facilities at St Pancras Hospital and providing a purpose-built environment which will support the recovery of service users and significantly improve the working lives of staff.

The new building has outdoor space from each ward, therapy spaces and a sports’ hall. Highgate East will also be a valuable community asset with a café open to the public helping to destigmatise mental health.

A BBC London News report, filmed shortly before Highgate East opened can be viewed here .

Highgate Campus

The opening of Highgate East has enabled NLMHP to relocate its mental health inpatient wards from St Pancras Hospital to the newly created Highgate Campus. The campus incorporates the Highgate East which is situated opposite Highgate Mental Health Centre (Highgate West). The move replaces the ageing mental health facilities at St Pancras Hospital.  

Lowther Road

 Per arrives at Lowther Road The state-of-the-art integrated community mental health centre at  1 Lowther Road opened its doors in March 2024. The centre provides a modern, welcoming space in the heart of the community offering integrated mental and physical health services and an enhanced working environment for staff.

Lowther Road is home to the majority of NLMHP’s Islington Community Services including Complex Depression Anxiety and Trauma, Personality Disorder Service, Community Rehabilitation and the Islington Clozapine and Depot Clinic. A community café on the ground floor will make Lowther Road a place which everyone can use and enjoy.

On 18 April 2024, Arsenal Academy Manager, Per Mertesacker, joined staff and service users to officially open Lowther Road.  Our Islington team has close links with the Arsenal in the Community project which delivers sport, social and education programmes to over 5,000 individuals each week including many with mental health diagnoses.  The opening of the new community centre – less than a mile from the Emirates Stadium – will further strengthen those bonds and enable even more effective community working.

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