A design for the new wing at the Sheffield Children's Hospital has been chosen.
It will include a circular play tower in the main reception, which will go from floor to ceiling.
£40m is being spent on on the new wing and building work should start in spring 2013 and is aimed to be completed by spring 2015.
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