Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is pleased to announce that John Sisk & Son Ltd with BDP Ltd have been selected as the preferred prime contractor with multi-disciplinary design team for Phase 4 of the Redevelopment Programme at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH).
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new clinical building on Great Ormond Street in central London will become the hospital’s new ‘front door’, replacing outdated facilities with a high quality environment consistent with the hospital’s world-renowned paediatric care and research activities.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 articulated their shared aspiration for a building to express the GOSH guiding principle: the Child First and Always.
The announcement follows the completion of a competitive dialogue process, involving three exceptional bids, including two other shortlisted teams: Carillion (with Eric Parry Architects acting as design architect and Conrad Gargett as healthcare architect) and Skanska (with Heatherwick Studio and HOK acting as design architect and HOK as healthcare architect).
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.”
The Sisk/BDP scheme was considered to offer a promising response to the challenge of placing a building of international significance within a terraced street setting. Public realm proposals link to internal wayfinding, creating a welcoming, active frontage and an architectural expression of the activities taking place within. The ‘four houses’ concept responds to the domestic scale of Great Ormond Street and the imaginative ‘lily pad’ winter gardens with embayment spaces between them will enhance the inpatient experience, offering views of nature from every bedroom window.
Internally, the design approach was praised for facilitating an innovative model of care and a high quality, healing environment with the potential to nurture patients and families while supporting GOSH staff in their important work.
The Trust is now entering into an early design agreement with John Sisk & Son Ltd so that design development work can continue and the scheme can be brought forward for planning permission.
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2. The design proposals developed by the three bid teams as part of the final tender return were subject to anonymous public exhibition and extensive consultation with patients (and their families), members of staff, stakeholders and other interested parties.
The Evaluation Panel that selected the preferred bid team comprised:
Dr Peter Steer (Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Martin Elliott (formerly Medical Director at GOSH), Dr Matthew Tulley (Development Director at GOSH), Stephanie Williamson (Deputy Development Director at GOSH), Prof. R. James Chapman (RIBA Architect Adviser, visiting Professor Manchester School of Architecture) and Carl Bishop (Managing Director - London, South East and Channel Islands, Currie & Brown).
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5. About Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. GOSH’s patients and families are central to everything the hospital does.
6. About the GOSH Redevelopment Programme
The Redevelopment Programme at GOSH is upgrading the hospital’s estate to provide access to the best paediatric care and research for more children. The Trust is replacing buildings that are no longer suitable for modern healthcare, creating additional space to allow more children to be treated, integrating research activities and supporting the development of new models of care.
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