“Following its redevelopment, the new hospital reopened its doors in March 2012 and is now one of Britain’s largest, most advanced healthcare facilities.”
The new 727-bed Royal London Hospital is the UK’s leading trauma and emergency care center. It is the home of London’s Air Ambulance, which operates from a special area on the roof, as well as Europe’s largest renal service. A dedicated unit for women and children features London’s second-largest pediatric service. The hospital also offers general services for the City of London and Tower Hamlets.
The soaring imagery of the new patient towers expresses the dramatic transformation of the Royal London Hospital and provides a focal point for community pride.
The cluster of interconnected, contemporary glass buildings includes two 17-story towers, one equipped with the helipad for London’s Air Ambulance, and a 10-story tower. The solution to build up, rather than spread out, condensed the development and improved adjacencies. These new facilities form a health campus incorporating the neighboring Queen Mary University of London’s Medical School, the School of Midwifery and the Dental Hospital.
The design creates a state-of-the-art medical facility that blends in with existing historic buildings dating back to the 18th century.
1.56 million sq. ft. / 145,300 sq. m.
Increase in space per patient
4 July 2012
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