Guy’s Hospital Architecture Competition, London

Guy’s Hospital Architecture Competition, Cancer Treatment Centre London, Building

Guy’s Hospital Architecture Competition

RIBA Architecture Contest in London, England – Cancer Treatment Centre

17 + 21 Sep 2010

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre Competition Winner

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners win

The team in full is:

Anshen & Allen Associates Ltd
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre:
Guy’s Cancer Treatment Centre Guy’s Cancer Treatment Centre
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre images from RIBA

RSHP to design Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is part of the winning team to design a new Cancer Treatment centre for St Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. The competition – launched in February – sought designs for a world-class facility that would provide an outstanding working environment and patient experience. The new building will be the first in a phased development for the hospital that will ultimately produce an Integrated Cancer Centre, combining clinical care with research. The winning design breaks the building down into five three-storey ‘villages’, each responding to a different type of patient journey.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre:
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre image from RIBA

Ivan Harbour of RSHP said: “Our approach is centred on the patient experience. We have brought together the spatial qualities of the caring environment which we explored at Maggie’s London with the most up-to-date approaches to clinical care, all wrapped up in a building that is presented at a welcoming human scale but that has an inherent adaptability to respond to changes in the delivery of cancer treatment in the future.”

RSHP worked on the winning design in association with a team led by, Laing O’Rourke and including specialist healthcare architects Anshen + Allen Associates and healthcare planners, HCP. The competition allowed teams to engage with the client team, clinical staff and end-users of the building during the design phase. The judges commented that the design ‘…looks to a single ‘big idea’ that is big enough, clever enough and robust enough to survive the negotiation with client, stakeholders, planners and time.’ They went on to note that the ‘villages’ are ‘…welcoming, light and airy spaces (that can be adjusted over time), and concluded: ‘This was an intelligent and well-considered idea for a building that responds clearly to organisational structure and allows for short, mid and long-term change. (We) thought this scheme had an architectural honesty, an appropriateness, a well thought through strategy, a lightness of touch and feels to be the most unique response to the brief.’

Richard Rogers commented: “We are delighted to be part of a team to design a new cancer treatment centre for one of the UK’s leading hospitals. Our approach to the CTC for Guy’s and St Thomas’ goes beyond conventional thinking on hospital design and makes the experience of dealing with cancer as relaxed as possible for both patients and staff.”

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre information from RSHP 210910

St Thomas’ Hospital
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photos © Nick Weall

6 May 2010

Shortlist Announced for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre Competition

The shortlisted teams for the next stage in the competition to design a new Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, are announced today.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre Shortlist

– Woods Bagot Ltd/BDP/Brookfield Construction (UK) Ltd
– Make Ltd/Mace Ltd/Buro Happold
– Anshen & Allen Associates Ltd/Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners/Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd
– Allies and Morrison/Devereux Architects/Kier Regional Ltd
– Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP/Skanska Construction UK Ltd
– Grimshaw/Jonathan Bailey Associates/Bovis Lend Lease

The competition seeks teams with the capacity and imagination to design, and deliver a ‘world class facility’, and as such architects and contractors were required to collaborate from day one.  The new building is expected to provide an outstanding working environment and patient experience that will be the first building in a phased development that will ultimately deliver an Integrated Cancer Centre, combining first class clinical care with groundbreaking research.

Alastair Gourlay, Programme Director for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our patients deserve the highest standard of clinical care that focuses on the needs of the individual.  I am delighted that our competition has attracted design consultants and contractors with global experience and the ability to deliver a quality building that will lift the spirits and help us to transform our service”.

The next stage in the competition will invite teams to come up with design proposals, and will involve workshops and one-to-one briefing sessions with the client team, clinical staff, and end users of the building. The successful design will be the one that strikes a balance that considers cost, long term value and architecture, that will generate an outstanding vision and a team that will work with the client and other key stakeholders, to see it through to completion. An honorarium is being paid to each team, and a winner will be announced in September 2010, following an extensive consultation process.

Guy’s Hospital Architecture Competition image / information from the RIBA

Guy’s Hospital:
Guy's Hospital Building
photo © Nick Weall

St Thomas’ Hospital building context:
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photos © Nick Weall

17 Feb 2010

RIBA Competition : New Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital

25 Mar 2010 – registration closing date

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust wish to build a new £90m (approx) Cancer Treatment Centre on its Guy’s Hospital site, close to London Bridge in central London. The Trust is committed to building a world class facility that offers an outstanding working environment and patient experience that will set new standards for cancer care.

Guy's Hospital
photo : Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital

The new Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) will be the first building in a phased development that will ultimately deliver an Integrated Cancer Centre, combining first class clinical care with groundbreaking research. The initiative was conceived by Guy’s and St Thomas’ in collaboration with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its shared university partner, King’s College London. The CTC will be a stand alone building, approx 19,000m2 and will be able to deliver tangible and measurable patient benefits from its first operational day.

The Trust wishes to ensure that the full design team is committed to both the design and delivery of the new CTC and the competition seeks expressions of interest from contractor/architect teams with the capacity and imagination to deliver the project. The successful consortia will need to strike a balance that considers cost, long term value and architecture, to generate an outstanding vision and then, to work with the client and other key stakeholders, to see it through to completion.

The competition jury panel will include architects Simon Allford and Spencer de Grey. Simon Allford said “Much recent research suggests that a building that lifts the spirits for those who use it will improve the rates of staff and patient attendance. The client’s aim is that this project will prove this point”.

The competition will follow a multi-stage process with up to six teams taking part in the design phase, each receiving an honorarium of £20,000 (plus VAT). In the first instance the competition seeks expressions of interest from consortia which must as a minimum include a contractor, architect, and engineers. During the course of the competition teams will be invited to meet and discuss their designs with stakeholders and end users of the building.

The deadline for application is 25th March 2010 and a preliminary briefing paper is available to download from the competition organisers, RIBA Competitions.

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St Thomas’s Hospital
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Design: YRM
St Thomas's Hospital
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Guy’s Hospital Architecture Competition image / information from the RIBA

Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners


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