Through a design strategy that wraps a refurbished building with new construction, our design delivers more than the required brief of a new main entrance, outpatients department, specialist diagnostic and treatment areas, and wards: it creates a complete new public face for the hospital.
The design focuses on delivering an exemplary environment for all users, while resolving the current convoluted circulation routes and level changes.
Children and their families arriving at the hospital will enter through a light-filled atrium, at the heart of which is hung the sculptural ‘playtube’, which provides play space in a fun, non-institutional environment while locating children and play at the heart of the hospital. Ward areas have been carefully designed to deliver high standards of observation, natural light, and child-friendly interior design that is non-specific to age or gender.
Design week awards – best wayfinding and environmental graphics 2017
Highly commended in the ‘conversion or infill project’ category at the Architects for Health Design Awards 2015
Prestigious competition win to design a new wing at a leading children’s hospital
Location Sheffield, UK
Status Under Construction