The Duke of York and Princess Eugenie officially opened the magnificent new Stanmore Building at the RNOH.
The £50 million building, which fuses the latest architectural design and health technology with contemporary art to produce a stunning and unique environment for patients and staff, was partly financed by the RNOH Charity’s Redevelopment Appeal. The official Patron of the Appeal is Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, who in 2002 underwent corrective surgery at the hospital for scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
His Royal Highness The Duke of York has been Patron of the RNOH since 2003, and was accompanied on the visit by Princess Eugenie.
We opened our new Stanmore Building at the weekend (8-9 Dec), fusing the latest architectural design and health technology with contemporary art and poems to produce a stunning building that provides a unique environment for patients and staff.
The Stanmore Building offers the very best ward facilities for many patients and allows staff to work in an environment matching their skill and dedication. It comes after a thirty year campaign to replace many of the old ward buildings that date from World War Two.
An aerial view of the new RNOH inpatient ward block recently taken by a drone. As you can see, the new build is really coming on and due to complete by this time next year. Our thanks to Balfour Beatty Construction.
Take a look at the construction of the new inpatient ward block at our Stanmore site. This time-lapse film, shot by Jan Letocha, covers the whole of the project so far, from demolition of the old Patient Centre right up to the last pouring of the concrete to the top level last week. There is still more to do but we hope this gives you a flavour of progress so far made by Balfour Beatty.
Progress on the construction of our new five-storey inpatient ward block is well underway. Much of the concrete for the bottom level has been poured and the shape of the building is becoming clearer each day. You can see a bird's eye view if you're not afraid of heights!