The new £250m high-security Broadmoor Hospital, treating men detained under the Mental Health Act, has opened.
Patients and staff have moved into the hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire, near to its former 150-year-old Victorian home.
The building which has faced delays was due to open in 2017.
West London NHS Trust said the site “epitomises hope and recovery” and would help it provide care “in an environment fit for the 21st Century”.
The new Broadmoor Hospital includes three new ward buildings, gardens and a central building where patients can take part in activities.
What is Broadmoor?
Broadmoor is one of three high-security hospitals in England.
The new hospital will be able to provide treatment for up to 210 men with mental illness and personality disorders who represent a high