New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital

Demonstrates the enormous contribution a brilliant architect can bring to hospital design

New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP
New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP Credit: Eloise Parfitt

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Contract value: £120m

GIA: 27,000m²

This first NHS project by the practice creates a very humane and welcoming, state-of-the art hospital. A close relationship between client, architect and contractor has resulted in a sensitive design for patients. A new system of ‘vertical villages’, where functions are clustered around double or triple-height atria and colour-coded for navigation, removes the need for disorienting, labyrinthine corridors. Large windows onto private balconies provide natural light and views.

  • New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP
    New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP Credit: Eloise Parfitt
  • New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP
    New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP Credit: Eloise Parfitt
  • New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP
    New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP Credit: Eloise Parfitt
  • New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP
    New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital by RSHP Credit: Eloise Parfitt
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Huge attention has been paid to the experience of the patient such that large scanning machines are on higher floors to avoid the feeling of descending into a deep basement. The jury believes this project demonstrates the enormous contribution a brilliant architect can bring to hospital design, and hopes it encourages the NHS to seek similar collaborations again.


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