Publish date: 22 June 2021


The team behind the art work in the new University College Hospital Grafton Way Building have been awarded first place in the Interior Design and Arts category at the 2021 European Healthcare Design Awards.

Working together, the UCLH arts and heritage team and Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Edward Williams Architects developed integrated and site specific artworks, made possible with the support and generosity of funders including UCLH Charity and Haematology Cancer Care.  

The commissioned artworks include a large scale installation in the atrium, bespoke artist designs for patient bedrooms, staff areas and critical care department, sculpture for the garden areas, backlit stained and fused glass artwork, and digital interactive artwork in the proton beam therapy areas.

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Critical care room, image credit: Tom Carter

The award was given to this team to in recognition of the exceptional skill in creating a compassionate healthcare environment that reflects and communicates the values of the healthcare provider through the integrated application of interior design with the visual arts.

Tim Jaggard, Acting CEO, UCLH, said: “We are delighted that the brilliant artwork in the Grafton Way Building has been recognised in this international competition. We know that having art in hospitals makes a significant difference to patients, their visitors and our staff. Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to Guy Noble and the UCLH arts and heritage team who have worked together with our partners to make this possible.”