Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

  • Date
  • 1990
  • Location
  • United Kingdom, London
  • Size
  • 4,200 m²
  • Sector
  • Medical
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Sheppard Robson



Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Britain with a 665 bed capacity and over 70 departments and teaching facilities. This is the oldest Texlon® ETFE project in the United Kingdom and played a crucial role in Texlon® ETFE being accepted as a conventional building material around the world. It paved the way for buildings such as the Eden Project and National Aquatic Centre.


The Texlon® ETFE roof system allows maximum light transmission and excellent thermal insulation. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital effectively used the Stack Effect in combination with Texlon® ETFE to enable easy ventilation of the central atrium space. The Texlon® ETFE roof system provides effective ventilation and temperature control, ideal for a hospital or any sanitary environment.


The Texlon® ETFE inflated panels are supplied air by means of a small inflation unit (~ 220 pa) which gives the foil its structural stability. A Texlon® ETFE roof requires no external cleaning as it self-cleanses under the action of rain, saving the hospital in terms of maintenance costs.



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