• Project The Alder Centre
  • Location Liverpool, UK

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This unique centre provides bereavement counselling for families who have had a child pass away as well as a national telephone helpline.

This series of rooms configured like a big house is set inside a secret garden. The architecture is easy to use and simple to understand. The building is arranged with a large communal space in the centre that is ‘the heart’ with a lounge and kitchen from which seven counselling rooms unfold, each with their own private garden. There is a flexible training room, office and dedicated room where volunteers answer phone calls from parents to a national helpline.


  • Winner Ageing & Health Category WAFX 2018
  • Shorlisted The Architects Journal Awards 2021
  • Client of the Year RIBA North West Regional Award 2024