July 2007: the ground is prepared at Barts for the new hospital building's foundations
Work to construct the new hospitals is taking place in phases at both Barts and The Royal London to allow services and activities to continue 24 hours a day throughout the redevelopment programme, just as they do now.
Practical measures, including special screens and modern construction techniques are in place to minimise the impact of building work on clinical care and to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety. We have also developed a system to ensure that any serious concerns can be escalated and resolved swiftly.
Although our priority is to ensure patient and visitor safety while the vital redevelopment work takes place, some disruption and noise is inevitable. We are sorry about this - please bear with us.
Access to our hospitals
A number of roads and entrances have been closed both to pedestrians and traffic at both Barts and The Royal London. This is to ensure public safety and to contain construction vehicles in a holding area within the construction site boundary, minimising any impact on the local neighbourhood or other parts of the hospital. Closed streets will be re-opened on a permanent basis once construction of the new hospital buildings is complete.
Maps showing the road closures and main entrances and drop off points are available - click here for The Royal London; click here for Barts.
The Royal London
August 2007: the smaller core shaft for the new podium building at The Royal London is now at its full height - the new building is now being built floor-by-floor around this structure
Please use public transport if at all possible. If you need to drop someone off, please use the main entrance on the Whitechapel Road. Please note that this is a drop-off point only and that you cannot park at the front entrance. Access to the outpatients department on Stepney Way is not affected by the road closures.
Please use public transport if at all possible. Patients can be dropped off in the square - access via King Henry VIII gate. Please note that this is a drop-off facility only and that you cannot park in the square. People arriving on foot are advised to use the main entrance on Giltspur Street. Please note that there is no pedestrian or general vehicle access to the hospital from King Edward Street.