The new clinical building on Great Ormond Street in central London will replace outdated facilities with a high quality environment consistent with the hospital’s world-class paediatric care and research activities.
The new clinical building on Great Ormond Street in central London will become the hospital’s new ‘front door’, replacing outdated facilities with a high quality environment consistent with the hospital’s world-renowned paediatric care and research activities. The design brief for the competition was created in partnership with staff, patients and families and articulates their shared aspiration for a building to express the GOSH guiding principle: the Child First and Always.
Shortlisted that took part in the competitive dialogue, which culminated in a public exhibition in March 2017, were as follows:
- Carillion, with Eric Parry acting as design architect and Conrad Gargett as healthcare architect
- John Sisk & Son, with BDP acting as both design and healthcare architect
- Skanska, with Heatherwick Studio and HOK acting as design architect and HOK as healthcare architect
Following the submission of 3 exceptional bids John Sisk & Son Ltd with BDP Ltd were selected as the preferred prime contractor with multi-disciplinary design team.
Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive of GOSH, said: “We were delighted by the responses from all three of the shortlisted bid teams, and I’d like to congratulate each of them on their imaginative and thoughtful responses to a challenging brief. We are very grateful for the time and expertise they dedicated to their submissions, which were so admired at our public exhibitions and stimulated lively debates at each of our stakeholder engagement workshops.
“After comprehensive analysis and debate the John Sisk & Son with BDP team led the field. Partly this was because of the quality of their concept design, which was really popular among the GOSH community when the design proposals were anonymously exhibited side by side. Just as important was the strength and depth within the team, who clearly demonstrated a deep understanding of the GOSH values, creativity, expert clinical planning and a robust commercial proposition. We look forward to partnering with them to develop proposals for this special building, the success of which is essential to the future of sustainable, outstanding specialised healthcare for children and young people at this historic location.”