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  • Guy's Hospital is the tallest in the world despite being almost 40 years old. It consists of two towers that are interlinked together - the User Tower that hosts the hospital accommodation which rises to 122 metres, and the Communications Tower, a 138 metre tall service section that's boosted to 142.6 metres by the boiler flues.
  • The building is built on a 3.05 metre thick raft that allows it to "float" above the soft London clay in a more efficient manner than traditional foundation piles.
  • The "head" of Guy's Hospital contains a 150 capacity lecture hall with overhanging balcony that has a sheer 120 metre drop to the street below.
  • The Eighties saw plans for neon lights to be fitted to the distinctive if brutal tower shape to highlight it at night but these were refused by Southwark Council.

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22-11-2010 > Plans By Arup For Guys Appear

28-09-2009 > Guys Rolling Refurbishment

22-08-2007 > Guys Mull Development Options

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Architect
Watkins Gray Woodgate International
Developer
National Health Service

Reference Data

Reference No.
100
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
02-12-2014
 

Building Location

Address
St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London. SE1 9RT
Council
Southwark
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1963
Construction start date
1968
Completion date
1973
Style
Brutalist

Roof Height (AOD)
153.70
Roof Height (AGL)
149.00

Total Floors (O.G)
34
Number of Lifts
19

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Primary Use
Hospitals


Construction Cost
£10,000,000.00
Budget Date
1973

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