The project involved the relocation of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Services (EMCHC) from Glenfield Hospital to Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) within a new three storey development. Link corridors at each level integrate with the existing facility, which has undergone a major refurbishment to bring the services up to a high standard.
The design concept is based on alphabet building blocks on a prominent corner of the Kensington Building extension. Lit dramatically with a halo effect, the letters create an iconic face to the new hospital - a landmark identity, befitting the state-of-the-art treatment within.
The full development, in its entirety, comprises a new cardiac ward, outpatient and diagnostic department, paediatric intensive care unit, cardiac theatre, catheter lab, ancillary rooms and parents’ accommodation. The co-location of all children’s services brings huge benefits to patients, their families and staff alike, reducing the need for multiple trips, and creating an identity for Leicester Children’s Hospital. The new development will also bring the Trust in line with the new cardiac standards and streamline staff workflows.