Brick maker Michelmersh has supplied its new contemporary, handmade i-Line bricks from the Charnwood brand, for the new Ronald McDonald House located off Lambeth Road in London.
The new facility will accommodate families whose children are being treated at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The new building replaces Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and NHS Foundation Trust’s 20-bedroom House near Guy’s Hospital, providing a larger 59 bedroom (236 bed) facility near London Bridge.
The brief was to create a modern yet homely feel that was both welcoming and comfortable, whilst also offering an inclusive environment, central to the Charities’ ethos.
Around 130,000 slim-lined i-Line bricks were selected to represent a bespoke ‘Lambeth Blend’. As one of the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK, the Lambeth Road facility will provide free accommodation on or near hospital grounds, for families of children undergoing treatment in hospital, allowing them to be by their child’s bedside in a matter of moments, whilst maintaining a degree of normal life and reducing emotional and financial strain.