Revamped hospital wing is new landmark on South London skyline

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.