International team appointed to design new ground-breaking new facility
The project design team which will draw up plans for the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital has been announced.
The team will be led by Turner & Townsend and will include an architectural partnership between HawkinsBrown and White Arkitekter.
The appointment of the project design team, following a competitive tender process lasting several months, is a major milestone in the delivery of the new hospital, which is due to open in 2025.
The facility aims to provide a whole new way of caring for young people, integrating mental and physical healthcare, alongside world-leading academic research, built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
Cambridge Children’s Hospital project represents an opportunity to consider a whole new approach to healthcare for young people
With £100m of public funding committed to the project by Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, in 2018, Cambridge Children’s Hospital is a partnership between two leading NHS trusts - Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) - and the University of Cambridge (UoC).
Embedding genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health, the hospital will be a new state-of-the-art facility designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.
Turner & Townsend will deliver project management, design team management, stakeholder management, and cost management services.
And HawkinsBrown architects bring expertise in clinical research and the UK healthcare sector, while White Arkitekter has global healthcare experience, including recently delivering the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Sweden.
Ramboll will provide all engineering services and MJ Medical brings international healthcare planning expertise to the project.
Clinton Green, director of healthcare project management at Turner & Townsend, said: “Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be a world-leading facility for healthcare and clinical research and the combined experience of the design team is well matched for the bold ambition of this project.
Our evidence-based design methodology is founded in the knowledge that architecture contributes to healing and patient wellbeing
“It is a huge privilege to have been appointed and we are looking forward to getting started and working with the entire project team.”
Oliver Milton, partner at HawkinsBrown, added: “Cambridge Children’s Hospital project represents an opportunity to consider a whole new approach to healthcare for young people – focused on the mind as well as the body – with research embedded alongside the clinical facilities.”
And Cristiana Caira, partner at White Arkitekter, said: "Our evidence-based design methodology is founded in the knowledge that architecture contributes to healing and patient wellbeing.
“We’re excited to collaborate with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and stakeholder groups to deliver a world-class sustainable, future-proofed, smart and homely healing environment."