John Sisk & Son along with BDP has been selected by the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) as the preferred prime contractor for the new clinical building for Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London.
The new clinical building, under Phase 4 of the hospital redevelopment programme, will become the hospital’s new ‘front door’.
Spreading over an area of new 23,000 sq m, the new building will replace outdated facilities with a quality environment consistent with the hospital’s paediatric care and research activities.
The selection comes after a design contest organised by RIBA Competitions and the subsequent completion of a competitive dialogue process.
Another shortlisted team for the project includes Carillion with Eric Parry Architects acting as design architect and Conrad Gargett as healthcare architect.
The third team includes Skanska with Heatherwick Studio and HOK acting as design architect and HOK as healthcare architect.
GOSH chief executive Peter Steer said: “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.”
GOSH will now ink an early design agreement with Sisk so that design development work can continue and a planning application can be submitted.