Australian architecture firm Conrad Gargett is part of a design team that has been shortlisted to design a new building for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. The design team also includes UK-based Eric Parry Architects as the design architect as well as developer Carillion, with Conrad Gargett acting as healthcare architect.
Part of Phase 4 of the GOSH redevelopment masterplan, the new clinical building will be the new entrance to the hospital precinct.
The shortlist for the design competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects also includes UK-based BDP (as design and healthcare architect) in partnership with construction company John Sisk and Son, and a design team comprising of UK design practice Heatherwick Studio, architects HOK and developer Skanska.
The design brief, which was developed in collaboration with hospital staff, patients and families, calls for a building that expresses the GOSH building principle, “the child first and always”.
Founded in 1852, GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, attending to more than 268,000 patients every year and employing 3,800 full-time and part-time staff. The $322 million redevelopment project is due for completion in 2022.
Conrad Gargett brings significant experience as a healthcare architect to the table, having designed the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay, Mt Isa Hospital and the soon to be completed Sunshine Coast Hospital.
A competitive dialogue between the shortlisted design teams will culminate in a public exhibition in March 2017.