The proposals will create room for Evelina London to grow into a bigger, better children’s hospital, offering more life-changing care and treatment to children and young people. The new development will cut waiting times, consolidate more services in one place, and improve the overall experience and outcomes for patients.
Space will also be provided to expand specialist heart and lung services as, subject to consultation, children’s services will move from Royal Brompton Hospital to an expanded Evelina London in around six years’ time.
The new hospital building, designed by Hawkins\Brown and Linkcity, is expected to include:
- 100 additional beds
- 20 additional beds for children and young people requiring critical care
- 14 new operating theatres and interventional rooms
- Specialist imaging facilities
- More spaces for patients and families to relax, including a roof terrace.
Sensitive to the local context, the building’s lower levels reflect the traditional red brick of Lambeth, opening up views into the hospital site geometry and improving the public realm.
Internally, the building connects directly through to the original hospital and is designed with adaptable floor plates to accommodate the ever changing clinical and research needs of a modern hospital.
The new entrance forms an approachable and friendly welcome in a revitalised public realm. Curved geometry at the corners softens the building’s edges and plays on the relationship with the curved atrium and stair cores of the original Evelina London building.
Sheltered roof gardens will frame views out across London and provide spaces where children can play safely, parents can gather their thoughts and staff can enjoy moments of calm.
Along with Hawkins\Brown, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and its development partner Linkcity has assembled a first-rate team to design, plan and deliver the new hospital building project, including planning and heritage consultants Montagu Evans, townscape advisors Peter Stewart Consultancy, Cascade Communications, B|D Landscape, engineers AECOM and Ramboll, transport advisors Caneparo Associates, and daylight/sunlight specialists eb7.