Leading the design team for Cambridge Children’s Hospital

We have been appointed to lead the project design team Cambridge Children’s Hospital was announced today. The international design team will draw up plans for the new facility and includes experienced architects in a unique partnership between Hawkins\Brown 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 Cambridge Children’s, which is due to open in 2025.

Cambridge Children’s 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.

With a £100million of public funding committed to the project by Health Secretary Matt Hancock in 2018, Cambridge Children’s 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, Cambridge Children’s will be a brand new state-of-the-art hospital designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.

A fundraising campaign will be announced in spring, to raise £100 million in philanthropy for this visionary hospital. It will be a beacon of biomedical expertise that benefits children and young people across the East of England as well as nationally and internationally.

We will deliver project management, design team management, stakeholder management and cost management services, leading a unique design team for the hospital including:

  • Hawkins\Brown: architects with expertise in clinical research and the UK healthcare sector
  • White Arkitekter: global healthcare experience including recently delivering the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Sweden
  • Ramboll: will provide all engineering services
  • MJ Medical: international healthcare planning expertise

The first job of the project design team will be to meet with staff at CPFT, CUH and UoC, as well as patients, their families and carers, to involve them in co-designing and co-producing the new hospital and models of care.

Alex White, Project Director for Cambridge Children’s said: “We are so pleased to welcome Turner & Townsend and their team on board to help us deliver this ambitious project. They bring a team of global leaders in their fields, who will work with us to build a new type of children’s hospital – one which treats the whole child, putting them at the centre of everything we do.”

Clinton Green, Director of Healthcare project management 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. It is a huge privilege to have been appointed and we are looking forward to getting started and working with the entire project team.”

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