Redevelopment

Our redevelopment programme is creating new facilities appropriate for world-class paediatric care and research and more space to meet the growing demand for our services.

GOSH has been constantly evolving since it opened in an 18th century townhouse in 1852.

Upgrading our estate allows us to offer world-class treatment to more children. It also means we can care for them and their families in safer, more comfortable environments.

We are currently:

  • Fitting-out the Premier Inn Clinical Building, second part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at the heart of our site. This building opens to the first patients in November 2017. (Phase 2B)
  • Constructing a research and outpatient facility for paediatric rare diseases on Guilford Street. (Phase 3)
  • Planning for the construction of a three-storey building adjacent to our theatres in the centre of the site for a new iMRI suite and rehabilitation gym. (Southwood Courtyard Building.)
  • Planning to refurbish the Italian Hospital on the corner of Queen Square for outpatients and day cases.

Our redevelopment programme is supported by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. 

If you have any queries about the redevelopment programme, please contact: redevelopment.feedback@gosh.nhs.uk

Phase 2B – the Premier Inn Clinical Building

The Premier Inn Clinical Building (PICB) at the heart of the site contains new theatres and intensive care facilities for some of the sickest patients we see at the hospital. 

The building will be handed over for commissioning in Summer 2017, marking the completion of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre and the end of a three-year project to demolish the top four floors of the old cardiac wing and construct a new seven-storey building, complete with external play area. 

The building is being prepared for the first patients to move in during November 2017.

The main contractor for the build is SKANSKA. Its community helpline is 0800 028 1323 and you can also e-mail the team at: gosh@skanska.co.uk 

Phase 3 – Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

Phase 3 of our redevelopment programme is the creation of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children. This will be a world-class multidisciplinary centre of excellence that will bring together clinicians from GOSH and researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science.

Using leading-edge technologies, the centre will focus on better understanding rare diseases and rapidly translating these findings into new treatments for our patients.

The new purpose-built research centre will house laboratories, manufacturing facilities, research write-up areas and meeting rooms for scientists and medical teams to progress their work.

The development will also provide much-needed outpatient clinical space, completing the translational research circle from pure research to practical patient treatment.

Construction begun in 2015 and is due to be completed in 2018.

The SKANSKA site team hosts regular drop-in sessions for local residents and businesses at the Millman Street Community Centre. You can contact the Skanska Community Helpline on 0800 028 1323 or e-mail gosh@skanska.co.uk to find out more.

Southwood Courtyard project

A new three-storey building extending from our existing operating theatres at the heart of the site will enable surgical teams to check whether complex procedures have worked – before their patients wake up.

An application to construct the Southwood Courtyard Building was submitted to the London Borough of Camden in early June 2017.  

The proposal is for a building that contains an Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance suite as well as physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities. Subject to permissions, the construction project will be led by the Kier Group, starting in Autumn 2017 and completing in early 2018.

Italian Hospital renovations

The trust is preparing an application for planning and listed building permission to refurbish the Italian Hospital at the corner of Queen Square and Boswell Street. 

If approved, this project would allow the trust to return the building to its original use as a clinical facility. A feasibility study has identified that it could be sympathetically restored to create outpatient facilities for children with sight and hearing impairment and associated conditions.

Subject to consent, construction planning and design development, the project is proposed to commence in Spring 2018. Works would be approximately fourteen months in construction and involve internal refurbishment and the creation of a terraced rear garden. External improvements such as cleaning and repairing façades are also proposed to rejuvenate this special heritage building.