The architecture and design of Maggie's Southampton

Once built, Maggie’s Southampton will be conveniently situated, close to the oncology wards of Southampton General Hospital and bordering Tremona Road.


The building

Internationally-renowned and RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete is designing Maggie's Southampton within a piece of the New Forest, a haven in the midst of the hospital’s concrete landscape.

The currently uninspiring concrete view over that corner of the site from the Hospital buildings and neighbouring houses will be transformed by the single-storey Centre and the gardens, inspired by the New Forest, that will surround it. 

The design is subtle, understated and imbued with light, to lift the weight from the shoulders of all who visit and work there.

Amanda is collaborating with Sarah Price, one of the most prominent garden designers in the UK whose garden have an immersive quality and are often described as ‘painterly’.  

RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete founded the award-winning architecture and design studio AL_A in 2009.

AL_A’s approach to design balances the intuitive with the strategic, drawing on a foundation of rigorous research, innovation, collaboration and painstaking attention to detail. 

“It’s a wonderful privilege to design a Maggie’s Centre and to be involved in a project that will help so many in the South of England. Our aim is to create a sanctuary where people feel safe and value lifting the spirits of all who enter.” 

– Amanda Levete

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