RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a Competitive Dialogue process on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) that is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for the fourth phase of its ongoing site redevelopment programme.
Phase 4 will replace outdated facilities on part of the hospital’s central London site, supporting its clinical teams in delivering world class paediatric care and research activities. The building will become the new ‘front door’ for the organisation and an architectural expression of its guiding principle: The Child First and Always. The client vision for the development was shaped by a comprehensive review of the GOSH masterplan and engagement with GOSH staff, patients and families. GOSH 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 sees more than 268,000 patients every year from across the UK and around the world.
Peter Steer, Chief Executive of GOSH said, “We are excited to see how the world’s best design and construction experts can reflect our vision to create a building that supports our staff in their important work and nurtures our patients and their families through some of the most testing times of their lives. We’re also looking forward to seeing how the designs can express the things that are special about GOSH, including our focus on carrying out world-leading research to find new treatments and cures that transform young lives.
“Our guiding principle at GOSH is The Child First and Always, so it goes without saying that the design of the building must prioritise their needs. It should also celebrate the children and young people who are at the heart of everything we do.”
Between three and six bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in a three-month competitive dialogue programme starting in late October 2016. This dialogue will include workshop sessions on design, cost and contractual issues leading to the submission of final tenders in February 2017. The submitted design proposals will be exhibited to allow feedback on the designs from staff, patients, families, partner organisations and the local community.
An equal honorarium of GBP £20,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams who submits a compliant final tender and gives a clarification interview presentation. Honorarium payments will be paid to the Lead Architect/Designer from each multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor.
In the first instance, Expressions of Interest for the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). Details of how to obtain the PQQ together with supporting information are contained with a Memorandum of Information available from:
The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the scope of the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment project, its procurement and programme. The deadline for receipt of PQQ returns is 14.00 on Friday 7 October 2016.
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Notes to Editors
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.
With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.
Our charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.