Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled exciting new plans for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which Bouygues UK is very pleased to be delivering for our sister company and developer, Linkcity. The new plans to extend Evelina London will enable more children and young people to be cared for by creating a new children’s hospital building.
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.
The proposals that Bouygues UK will be bringing to life 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.
Bouygues UK, 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.
There is a first-rate consultant team to design, plan and deliver the new hospital building project, including 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.
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, said: “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.”