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Moorfields Eye Hospital Building

Old Street Building Development, London, England, UK – design by Penoyre Prasad, Architects

9 Jan 2019
Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology RIBA Competition Winner

Penoyre & Prasad and White Arkitekter win this architecture contest to design a major new eye-care, research and educational facility at St Pancras Hospital in Camden, London.

Penoyre Prasad / White Arkitekter

Oriel Building: Moorfields Eye Hospital RIBA Competition

9 June 2018

Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology RIBA Competition

RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Design team sought for a new joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity

Moorfields Eye Hospital London

RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ for a multi-disciplinary design team for a proposed joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

This is a joint venture between; • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Moorfields) • University College London (UCL) • Moorfields Eye Charity (MEC)

Moorfields Eye Hospital building:
Moorfields Eye Hospital building
photos © Adrian Welch

The partners propose to plan, design, build and operate a new integrated care, education and research facility at a preferred site at St Pancras Hospital in London.

The new facility will be flexible and modern, enabling them to bring together eye research, education and healthcare for the first time, while being focused on patients and attracting and retaining the best ophthalmic scientists, educators and clinicians.

This presents a rare and complex design challenge for architects worldwide to secure a high-profile, global opportunity to produce a design for a new, state-of-the-art facility in an important regeneration and conservation area in the heart of London.

Moorfields Eye Hospital building facade

Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have established global reputations of excellence and are top-ranked internationally as stand-alone institutions in the field of ophthalmology. They provide globally-recognised research, excellent education and outstanding clinical care.

The partnership is the only joint university clinical NHS partnership in the UK that is ranked number one globally in any medical field. Moorfields Eye Charity (MEC) is an independent charity founded in 2011 and formed through the merger of various charitable and philanthropic activities connected to Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH).

David Probert, chief executive at Moorfields Eye Hospital said: “The launch of this RIBA led design competition is an exciting step forward in our proposal to relocate our City Road services to a new, state-of-the-art, integrated facility for eye research, education and care with our project partners.”

Moorfields Eye Hospital facade

“We want to create a new, flexible and modern facility to enable us to continue to
deliver the best eye care to our patients and to attract and retain the very best
ophthalmic scientists, educators and clinicians in the world.”

Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences at UCL said: “World class
research and education facilities are essential in developing new treatments,
interventions and technologies that will improve patient, student and staff

“A new facility that integrates eye care, research and education in a single building
will drive innovation and invention and encourage ground-breaking research into eye

Robert Dufton, chief executive at Moorfields Eye Charity said: “Moorfields Eye
Charity’s key priority is raising money to help Moorfields and UCL provide the best
possible care for its patients; to educate the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow;
and to support leading edge research that aims to develop new treatments for eye

Moorfields Eye Hospital London

“Philanthropy has played an essential role throughout Moorfields Eye Hospital’s 200
year history. Along with our partners at UCL, we are committed to continuing this
important work to secure the philanthropic support to fund this essential facility,
which will improve patient outcomes and increase opportunities to develop eye
research and education.”

At the first phase, Expressions of Interest are invited from innovative, multi
disciplinary design teams by completing the Selection Questionnaire. The evaluation
of the submitted Selection Questionnaires will lead to a shortlist of up to five design
teams to prepare design proposals, who will each receive an equal honorarium of
£15,000 +VAT.

Please visit the dedicated website for further information

The deadline for receipt of Selection Questionnaire returns is 14.00hrs on Friday 13
July 2018.

7 Nov 2012

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Completion: 2006

Design: Penoyre Prasad Architects

Address: 162 City Rd, London EC1V 2PD

Phone: 020 7253 3411

New photos from 12 Nov 2012:

London Eye Hospital
photo © Adrian Welch

Client: Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust

Location: Islington, London, UK

Awards: 2009 WAN Awards, Healthcare Building of the Year, 2008 World Architecture Festival Highly Commended, 2008 Civic Trust Winner, 2008 Lighting Design Awards Winner ‘Best Exterior Lighting’, 2008 Islington Society Awards Winner, ‘Best New Building in the Borough of Islington’, 2007 Building Better Healthcare Awards Winner ‘Best Hospital Design’.

Original building, from City Road (north side):
Moorfield Eye Hospital building
photo © Adrian Welch

Moorfields Eye Hospital Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre – architect : Penoyre Prasad

Location:Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

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