Hannah House, Coppice Hill, Rothwell, Leeds

Hannah House in Rothwell is a community respite facility for children with special needs and debilitating illness.

Open 24 hours a day Hannah House gives children with profound disabilities, living within the Leeds Health Authority area, 7 days a week respite Care, and in turn the carers also benefit from a break. Squeezed on a 0.3-acre site in a Conservation Area the building’s two arms are hinged around a circular pivot to protect a new external play garden. This scheme received awards form the RIBA and Civic Trust.

Hannah House is a purpose built self-contained “home from home” styled facility providing planned or emergency short-break care for children with complex health needs. 
Hannah House was built as a result of a charitable donation from a parent (Hannah’s Mum, Maureen Chapman). Leeds Health Authority agreed to fund the ongoing running costs. 
The building itself is both innovative and award winning in design with a focal point being a circular multi-sensory room. The building also has a spa, six bedrooms, a quiet room, a sitting room, an open plan dining/activity area and an enclosed garden and patio area.