Sheffield Children’s Hospital is Avanti’s most recently completed hospital scheme, having recently opened to the public in 2018. The scheme creates a new landmark civic entrance and 72-bed wing with a design that creates joyful and welcoming environment for young people, their families and staff.
The project, which also includes refurbishment of the adjacent existing wing and the rebuilding of a Victorian villa, provides a range of outpatients consulting, specialist diagnostic and treatment facilities, tying these together with a more legible and user-friendly circulation strategy.
Children and their families arriving at the hospital enter through a light-filled atrium with a sculptural ‘playtube’ which offers play space in a fun, non-institutional environment while visually placing children and play at the heart of the hospital.
To reinforce the hospital’s transformation, Artist Place-maker Morag Myerscough was commissioned by Artfelt, the arts programme at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, to provide child-appropriate bedroom environments, co-designed with Avanti Architects, users and patients. These award-winning interiors bring a fresh approach and uplifting use of integrated colour and pattern.
Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards 2018 – Best New Build Project of The Year
AJ Awards 2018 – Health & Wellbeing project of the year – shortlisted
Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards 2018 – Best Refurbishment Project of The Year – shortlisted
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017 – Award for Best Internal Environment
Design week awards 2017 – best wayfinding and environmental graphics
Highly commended in the ‘conversion or infill project’ category at the Architects for Health Design Awards 2015
Landmark redevelopment of a leading children’s hospital
“Our new wards are incredible. The space, privacy and facilities provided for patients are outstanding and will make a massive difference for the families we see at Sheffield Children’s. The opening of these wards matches our world-class care with world-class facilities.”
John Somers, Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Chief Executive
“The amount of space overwhelmed us compared to what there is at the moment” “It is a lot more comfortable for us to stay in”
Sheffield Children’s Youth Forum
“Just visited the new OPD with my son. It’s much lighter, brighter, bigger and better than the old cramped dark waiting room. Well done.”
“Absolutely loved the new look Sheffield Children’s today.”
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Location Sheffield, UK