Sheffield Children’s Hospital


Avanti’s project at Sheffield Children’s Hospital 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 scheme, 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.


Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018 – Acute Hospital Development over £10m – Winner
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018 – Grand Prix Award for overall best healthcare project 2018 -Winner
Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards 2018 – Best New Build Project of the Year – Winner
Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards 2018 – Best Refurbishment Project of The Year – shortlisted
AJ Awards 2018 – Health & Wellbeing project of the year – shortlisted
Civic Trust Awards 2018 shortlisted
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017 – Award for Best Internal Environment – Winner
Design week awards – best wayfinding and environmental graphics 2017 – Winner
Architects for Health Design Awards 2015 – ‘conversion or infill project’ category – Highly commended


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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.”

Hospital visitor comments


Location Sheffield, UK

Area 8,000m²

Status Complete