Llewelyn Davies Yeang (LDY) has secured detailed planning consent at
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) for the
development of a Children’s Medical Centre, comprising one new clinical
building, and the radical rebuilding and refurbishment of the old
Cardiac wing. In effect, there will be two linked, brand new buildings
totalling more than 30,000 square metres.
The £321 million scheme
represents a bold move away from the more typical institutional design
that is often associated with hospital architecture. It will ensure
every child staying overnight at the hospital does so in modern
surroundings and will set new standards for hospital design.
buildings, which will include wards, operating theatres, imaging
facilities, playrooms, offices and a new restaurant, will replace
existing outdated accommodation and provide GOSH with clinical
facilities appropriate to the hospital’s international reputation in the
field of children’s tertiary healthcare.
The new amenities will
be linked by a central circulation hub and will be constructed
consecutively to allow the hospital to remain operational throughout.
Coenraad Botha, LDY’s Project Leader, explains:
key design challenge was to combine optimum functional flexibility with
architectural elements of delight - to present a ‘friendly face’ as
well as provide a sustainable design solution.
“LDY designed the
building in line with the client’s desire for a deep green sustainable
development. The development is estimated to offset in excess of 20,000
tonnes of CO² annually, the equivalent to the typical yearly carbon
footprint of around 2,000 people living in the UK”.
has received the full support of the Mayor’s Office achieving a 20%
Carbon Emission reduction for the whole hospital.
Great Ormond Street Hospital’s five design objectives for the project were:
· An inclusive environment, comfortable not only for the patients but also visitors and staff
· A healing environment
· A centre of excellence for the 21st Century
· To be a good neighbour and Camden community member
· To significantly raise the bar on sustainability
On the façade facing Guilford Street a glazed natural ventilation
flue extending the full height of the building brings natural
ventilation to the ground floor restaurant during the mid seasons. Glass
extrusions punctuate the facade, in a vibrant expression of the people
spaces within the buildings.
Bill McGill, Project Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital said:
“It breaks the mould for buildings on the GOSH site and has
long-term implications for developing exciting new buildings for the
Great Ormond Street Hospital may well be the greenest hospital in
the UK. Despite the highly technical functions of the new buildings and
the restricted, brownfield nature of the site, the project has achieved
the highest forecast ‘BREEAM Excellent’ rating from the Building
Research Establishment using the NHS Environmental Assessment Tool
(NEAT). Some green features of the scheme are:
· Maximum natural ventilation
· On site CCHP (Combined Cooling Heating & Power) Plant
· Green (sedum) roofs
· Optimising natural daylight
· Energy saving off-site manufacturing
· High quality façade to reduce energy
· Specification of recycled materials
· Use of concrete for thermal mass with reduced cement and recycled granular slag
· Partitions of recycled paper and recycled gypsum
· Timber from sustainable sources
· Use of natural paints without toxic chemicals
· Natural linoleum which is biodegradable
· Use of water saving devices
HBG Construction Ltd have been appointed on a Pre-Construction
Services Agreement as part of a 2-stage procurement process for the
Morgan Stanley Clinical Building –the new clinical building which is the
first stage of the Children’s Medical Centre.
The Morgan Stanley Clinical Building is due to start on site in
October 2008 with completion scheduled for late 2011. This ambitious new
facility will set new standards for paediatric care and green hospital
design in the UK.
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