The new main entrance for Guy’s Hospital greatly improves the experience of patients by dealing with both the adverse local micro climate and the increase in footfall, as a result of the closure of the hospital entry from London Bridge Station in association with the adjacent ‘Shard’ development. A full width projecting canopy protects new revolving doors, which are designed to minimise draughts into the reception area at the same time as accommodating up to 11,000 entrances and exits per day. The design also provides an additional dedicated entrance for Patient Transport Services. A key issue was delivering the works whilst maintaining the use of the entrances throughout. Completed in 2010, the project included surrounding landscaping as well as the re-ordering and updating of the entire reception area to ensure it is now fit for purpose.
“We want our buildings and facilities to provide the best environment for excellent patient care and to help improve the patient experience. With this in mind, the main entrance has been transformed into a modern and welcoming space, with enhanced patient flow and facilities to equal the outstanding clinical services we deliver.”
Steve McGuire – Director of Capital Estates and Facilities, Guy’s and St Thomas’