As the number of children needing specialist treatment increases, plans have been unveiled for a new building on the site of the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
Designed by Linkcity and Hawkins Brown, the facility will be linked to the existing hospital and has been designed to be flexible, with 100 additional beds, 20 critical care beds, 14 new operating theatres and interventional rooms, specialist imaging facilities, and more relaxation spaces, including a roof terrace.
Sensitive to the local context, the building’s lower levels will 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 floorplates to accommodate the ever-changing clinical and research needs of a modern hospital.
And a new entrance forms an approachable and friendly welcome in a revitalised public realm.
A planning application was recently submitted for the scheme, with a decision expected later in the summer.