Epilepsy charity wins national building award
Epilepsy charity The Young Epilepsy (Young Epilepsy) has won a national building award this week for its state of the art Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre.
The Centre opened in November 2009 on Young Epilepsy’s Lingfield campus. It is the only specialist paediatric epilepsy centre in the UK and hosts medical, nursing, diagnostic and rehabilitation services for under 19s with epilepsy and other neurological conditions. It is also the base for a coordinated programme of research with the Institute of Child Health at University College London.
The prize was given by the LABC Building Excellence awards, a national body for local authority building control issues. The centre had already won plaudits as
an inspiring transformation from the LABC when it won the regional Community Building of the Year.
Hayley Bath, Young Epilepsy’s Head of Health Services, said,
We are delighted to win the national Community Building of the Year award. Young Epilepsy team worked hard together with the architects, Lee Evans Partnership, to make sure the airy, modern design was focused on young people’s needs. This award is a great tribute to all concerned.