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Sisk and BDP welcome Great Ormond Street Hospital Project win
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently announced that John Sisk & Son Ltd with BDP Ltd have been selected as the preferred prime contractor with multi-disciplinary design team for Phase 4 of the Redevelopment Programme at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) in London.
In welcoming this announcement Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son said: “we are really pleased to have won the competition run by RIBA for this milestone healthcare project. We put together a strong team to bid for this project and look forward to working in partnership with the client and all stakeholders to continue the journey.”
Ben Zucchi, chair of architecture at BDP, said: “we are delighted to have won the competition for this very significant development in the heart of London. We look forward to working with the trust and the wider team to create a new primary face for the hospital along Great Ormond Street. The new main entrance and essential clinical facilities will provide GOSH with an architectural identity that is commensurate with its unparalleled clinical reputation.”
Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive of GOSH, 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.”
The Trust is now entering into an early design agreement with John Sisk & Son Ltd so that design development work can continue and the scheme can be brought forward for planning permission.