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19A Cavendish Square

Client: Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea
Project Value: £6m

Cavendish Square is a new research-led cancer diagnostics and treatment centre located in a beautiful Edwardian Grade II Listed building in Central London. The project is set over two floors, Ground and Lower Ground, with a plantroom area in the Basement.


In the Ground Floor, the Entry, Reception and Waiting room are located in the main Heritage area of the building, where the original features such as ceiling rosettes and fire places, have been restored and embraced to be the focal point of these rooms. The remainder of the Ground Floor offers a number of consultation rooms and chemotherapy treatment bays with all the necessary staff and patient support accommodation.

Home to a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite, the Lower Ground Floor offers MRI, CT, X-Ray, ultrasound and mammography facilities, ensuring the Royal Marsden Private Care patients have access to the latest technology.

With special attention to detail, the facility has been designed with comfort, quality and excellence in mind. Its bespoke furniture and high-quality finishes help provide a contemporary feel that also embraces the original features of this fantastic historical building. 

23 Hour Assessment Unit and Emergency Department​

Client:  Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Project Value:  £12m construction cost 

Ansell and Bailey (A&B) were appointed to design the new Emergency Department (ED) and adjacent assessment unit for The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) while maintaining a live service throughout the works. Existing facilities within the site were inadequate and did not allow for the significantly increased number of patient flow expected over the next 10 years.

During the design stage, A&B visited a healthcare conference in the USA with the Trust and heads of the user working group. This visit provided valuable information on up and coming design practices within ED design, information which was directly transferable to the new RFL ED.  Key points included improving patient flow with measures aimed at preventing the patient from ‘returning’ rather ‘moving forward‘ through the department. This idea of flow helped develop the use of chair centric or ‘waiting pods’  – individual smaller seated bays for patients awaiting results or requiring occasional monitoring, thus freeing up trolley bays for sicker patients. Design development also addressed the need to maintain the patients circadian rhythm by introducing light panels mimicking natural daylight and the ever increasing need to accommodate dementia patients with specific finishes to help improve the patient experience.

Children's Emergency Department:

Contract 1 included the recently completed children’s ED with consulting rooms, four bed observation unit and separate isolation and mental health rooms:

Outpatient Clinic:

Contract 1 also included a new six consulting room outpatient clinic associated with the ED, staff rest, changing and office facilities for the new department:

24/7 Out of Hours Entrance:

Contract 1 began with the creation of a new 24/7 out of hours entrance which included relocating security and the entire hospitals CCTV command centre:

Urgent Care Department:

Accessed from the new entrance is the new Urgent Care department consisting of four consulting rooms and two treatment rooms.