Plans to extend Evelina London hospital unveiled


New plans have been unveiled for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital which is being delivered by Bouygues UK for developer Linkcity

The new development, designed by Hawkins\Brown and Linkcity will cut waiting times, consolidate more services in one place and improve the overall experience and outcomes for patients.

The proposals that Bouygues UK will be bringing to life will create room for Evelina London to grow into a bigger children’s hospital, able to offer more life-changing care and treatment to the children and young people that need it.

The new hospital building 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.

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.

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.

The building connects directly 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.

The consultant team on the new hospital building project, includes architect Hawkins\Brown, 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.

‘Providing first-class specialist care’

Marian Ridley, director of Evelina London, said: “Our expansion is vital to meet the growing demand for our specialist care.

“A bigger hospital will mean we can meet the needs of the sickest children with the most complex conditions from across the country.

“During this exciting planning phase, we want to ensure we are putting patients, families and staff at the heart of what we do by listening to all of their views, remaining at the forefront of innovation and ensuring we can adapt as we continue to grow.”

Luc Desplanques, preconstruction director at Bouygues UK, added: “We are very pleased to be working on the Evelina London Children’s Hospital expansion facilities developed by our sister company Linkcity for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

“We are excited to be moving one step closer to the building stage of this fantastic scheme which will provide first class specialist care provision for the children and young people who need it most.”


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