A new centre bringing together the country’s leading doctors and scientists to find effective treatments for children’s rare diseases has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of architects Stanton Williams.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has already purchased land adjacent to the hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health at 20 Guilford Street to house the new research centre for rare diseases. When funding is secured, the existing building onsite will be demolished and a new purpose-built research centre will be created, housing 5,500 square metres of laboratories, manufacturing facilities and clinical offices. The development will also provide much-needed outpatient clinical space, completing the translational research circle from pure research to practical patient treatment.
Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Director of Redevelopment, Matthew Tulley, said:
“Stanton Williams has an impressive track record of delivering state-of-the-art scientific facilities which are also beautifully designed, sustainable and sensitive to their surroundings.
“Our latest development, which includes the Children’s Rare Disease Research Centre, will be at the forefront of developing and delivering new treatments for children, and we’re excited to have appointed an equally dynamic partner to help us make the centre a reality.”