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Plans for Evelina London's new hospital building submitted

Posted on Wednesday 19th May 2021
Two CGIs of our new hospital building

Artist's impression of our proposed new building from Lambeth Palace Road

Our plans for our bigger and even better children's hospital have now been submitted to Lambeth Council for planning permission.

The proposals for our new hospital building, which will be joined to our existing children’s hospital building, will enable us to offer more life-changing care and treatment to the children and young people that need it. The new development will cut waiting times and bring together more services in one place, improving the experience and outcomes for patients.

It will also provide space 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.

Since our award-winning children’s hospital opened in 2005, the number of children and young people who come to us has more than doubled, and those with complex needs requiring specialist care continues to grow.

We expect the new building to include:

  • Around 100 beds, and up to 20 additional critical care beds
  • A new suite of operating theatres and procedure rooms
  • Specialist imaging facilities
  • More spaces for patients and families to relax, including a roof terrace

Our building will be bright, welcoming, and use the latest technology to provide the right care for every patient. Spaces will be flexible so that they can adapt to the changing needs of patients and families, as well as services, in the future.

To prepare for this important milestone, we have been working closely with development partner Linkcity and architects Hawkins Brown to involve Evelina London staff, patients, families and people in our local communities to inform plans for the new building. This has included online webinars, sharing the latest drawings and images of the proposals and gathering feedback and comments that have shaped the final design. We have worked hard to evolve these designs with all of our stakeholders and they remain subject to change as part of the planning application process.

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.”

The proposals will be delivered by building contractor, Bouygues UK, who previously worked on the University College London Hospital proton beam therapy centre.

View and comment on our plans

Our full plans are available to view on the Lambeth council planning website, where you will be able to provide feedback.

By sharing a message of support, you will help us to provide specialist care for the growing number of children and families who need us.

Find out more about our plans for a bigger, better hospital or register your interest in future events and activities to help shape our plans.

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