East Wing at St Thomas' Hospital Completes January 21, 2016
Hopkins Architects have completed the recladding project for the East Wing at St Thomas' Hospital along the Thames in central London. The project secures the long-term future of the 13 storey T-shaped tower, which was originally built in 1966 and suffered from significant problems associated with water ingress, excessive solar gain and inadequate lift capacity.
Hopkins' competition-winning scheme saw the retention and refurbishment of the existing facade (made of natural slate, teak, stainless steel and ceramic tiles) and the addition of new glazed cladding, creating a double-skinned façade along the building's western side and two new atria along the east which house new bed lifts and an art installation in a dramatic and light-filled environment.
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