Great Ormond Street revamp to increase capacity by 20 per cent

Published: 15-Jul-2014

Work on latest phase of redevelopment - The Premier Inn Clinical Building - begins

The next phase of Great Ormond Street Hospital's (GOSH) development programme has commenced on site.

The Premier Inn Clinical Building is set to complete the Mittal Children's Medical Centre, following on from the successful opening of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building in 2012. Both phases have been planned and designed by Llewelyn Davies, who as design team leaders will work together with Skanska to deliver the project by 2017.

The new building is part of an ongoing programme to redevelop some of the oldest parts of the hospital, replacing outdated wards with world-class facilities and providing more space for parents to stay by their children’s bedsides. It will include new inpatient wards with more-spacious bedrooms, integrated operating theatres, and a post anesthetic care unit.

The Premier Inn Clinical Building will be constructed by deconstructing the top four floors of the Cardiac Wing and building back up to level nine, allowing the higher levels to align with the wider GOSH island site campus creating new links to both the Variety Club Building and Octav Botnar Wing.

The completed centre will increase GOSH’s capacity for treating children by up to 20%.

Stephen Featherstone, project director at Llewelyn Davies, said: “The completion of this project will mark 12 years of continuous involvement between GOSH and Llewelyn Davies. The buildings have set new hospital design standards in the UK and are on a par with the best in the world for specialist paediatric healthcare.”

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