East Wing at St Thomas’ Hospital in London has been given a new lease of life following an extensive revamp.
The project included two new lifts and glass atria with eye-catching artwork as well as weatherproofing of the construction.
Steve McGuire, director of Essentia at Guy’s & St Thomas, the company which managed the project, said the building needed a ‘complete overhaul’:
“The building was leaking, it wasn’t energy efficient, and the lifts to take patients from A&E to intensive care and wards were not fit for purpose,” he explained.
“Improving our infrastructure without disrupting patient care is a key priority and we are very proud that the East Wing project was completed without cancelling any appointments or treatment.”
Portions of the building have been overclad in a new glazed facade for improved energy efficiency; the lifts connect the A&E with the two intensive care units and the 200-bed inpatient wards in East Wing.
The artwork in the atria – Aquatic Flora I & II by Tsai & Yoshikawa – is aimed at improving the hospital environment.