Exciting plans for new children’s hospital building unveiled

May 21st 2021

Linkcity and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have submitted exciting plans for the extension of Evelina London Children’s Hospital to care for more children and young people by building a new children’s hospital building. Linkcity is the development partner for the scheme, which will be delivered by contractor Bouygues UK.

The new building will be joined to the existing, award-winning children’s hospital which opened in 2005. In that time, the number of children and young people who come to it from across London and the South-East has more than doubled.

Linkcity’s proposals will create room for Evelina London to grow into a bigger and even better children’s hospital, able to offer more life-changing care and treatment to the children and young people that need it. The new development will also cut waiting times and bring together more services in one place, improving the experience and outcomes for patients.

Overall, the new hospital building, designed by Linkcity and Hawkins\Brown Architects, will provide c. 27,500sqm of flexible clinical space that can adapt to the changing needs of patients and families, and services in the future.

Linkcity and the Trust have been working closely with Evelina London staff, patients, and families to inform plans for the new building. The team has also gone through a comprehensive process with the Lambeth Council to prepare the planning application. This has included regular engagement with local communities and stakeholders through online webinars, sharing the latest drawings and images of the proposals and gathering feedback and comments that have shaped the final design.

The Trust and Linkcity have put together a first-rate consultant 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.

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.”

Axel Boutrolle, Managing Director of Linkcity, said: “We are thrilled to be strengthening our relationship with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to expand the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. We have been working in close collaboration with the Trust to ensure our development maximises the value to staff and end users. We are very proud to be part of an expansion programme which will have such a positive impact on the specialist care provision for children and young people.”

For more information please visit the Evelina Hospital’s website and the planning portal.

By sharing a message of support on the planning portal, you will help us deliver these proposals and improve children’s health in Lambeth, London and beyond. Our reference is 21/01869/FUL.

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