Red Kite View

Constructing Excellence

Red Kite View is a Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) in-patient unit for young people aged 13 to 17 from across West Yorkshire.

Delivered through the NHS ProCure22 framework, the project delivered a modern, fit for purpose therapeutic healthcare building on the St Mary’s Hospital site in Armley, Leeds.

The integrated, close working relationship between our team of client, designers, architects, engineers and specialist subcontractors embraced collaborative working, modern methods of construction and digital technologies.


Three Winning Facts:
  1. Red Kite View is a game-changer and sets the benchmark for children and young people’s mental health inpatient care. The project has successfully achieved Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust’s vision of achieving a low carbon BREEAM Excellent and accessible facility for the local community.
  2. Red Kite View demonstrates the ingenuity of the construction industry and how a project full of unexpected challenges can be successfully delivered by finding solutions through true collaboration. The highly sustainable project was delivered safely, within budget to an exceptional quality despite a major redesign post start on site, COVID-19 and Brexit challenges
  3. Outstanding social value outcomes have been delivered, despite the project being delivered during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a £44.6m injection within the local economy. The design and construction of Red Kite View generated 10 new jobs and supported 15 work placement days and 293 apprentice weeks. 83.4% of subcontracts were placed locally within a 30 mile radius, including 76% placed with SMEs.