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:

  • Constructing a research and outpatient facility for paediatric rare diseases on Guilford Street (Phase 3)
  • Constructing 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)
  • Refurbishing 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:

Phase 2B – the Premier Inn Clinical Building

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 first patients to moved into the building during November 2017 and the building was officially opened in January 2018.

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

ZCR building exterior view from Guilford Street

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 began in 2015 and teams will be moving into the building in October 2019.

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.

The building contains an Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance suite as well as physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities. The construction project is led by the Kier Group and is due to complete in September 2019, with the building opening in November 2019.

Italian Hospital renovations

In September 2017, Camden Council approved proposals for the refurbishment of the Italian Hospital on Queen Square to create an exemplar outpatient and facility for children and young people with visual or hearing loss.  Believed to be the first such dedicated facility in the UK, the building will provide bespoke facilities specifically designed to make hospital visits and outpatient appointments easier for this patient group.

GOSH Charity are actively fundraising for the project and Premier Inn and Restaurants have generously committed to providing £10m towards the project. When it opens in early 2020 the building will be known as the ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre Supported by Premier Inn’.

The GOSH development team has been working with Kier Construction and architects Sonnemann Toon, who are experts in sensitively renovating listed buildings to create outstanding healthcare facilities. The design team has worked alongside GOSH staff and families to develop a design concept to restore original features and create a welcoming, home-from-home environment for some of our busiest clinics including Ophthalmology, Audiology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), and other associated specialties.  This included an engagement event with GOSH patients and families in September 2017, which provided feedback on the proposal and informed the design of the internal spaces.

The building is due to complete construction in summer 2020 and opens in Autumn 2020.

If you have any queries or comments, please forward them to the following email address: