The Thomas' Hospital, London

Yorke, Rosenberg and Mardall
Date Built
beside Westminster Bridge in Lambeth
This 13-storey building clad in white tile is known as the North Wing of St. Thomas' Hospital.  It is home to the Nightingale Ward, the eye care day clinic, the antenatal clinic and the gynaecological ward.

In front of the North Wing is a public garden.  The website says of it that, " The garden is on the site of the house formerly occupied by the Treasurer of St Thomas' Hospital (when it was a charitable institution). The garden was made when the eastern part of the hospital was re-built in the 1960s and is a good example of abstract modernist garden design. The central feature is a revolving fountain by the constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo (1890-1977): the Revolving Torsion Fountain (1972-73). Water is emitted from small holes in the fountain and they are often blocked by algae. The fountain was restored in 1987 and has been working a little better since then."

The sculpture 'Cross the Divide' by Rick Kirby, is located on the hospital grounds. It was unveiled by Princess Margaret, on 25th September 2000.

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