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Award-winning team selected to design new integrated facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital

The new facility will bring together eye care, research and education

10 January 2019
What the new facility might look like

AECOM with Penoyre & Prasad and White Arkitekter have been appointed to design a proposed new centre for eye care, research and education for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity. This appointment follows a comprehensive, six-month long competition process led by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said:

“AECOM’s award-winning team was selected due to its exemplary innovation and creativity, outstanding design quality, and previous experience in delivering health, research and education facilities across the UK.”

“It has been a huge few months for this innovative and exciting project, with Moorfields recently securing a substantial amount of funding from the Department of Health and Social Care.”

The AECOM-led team will now be working closely with Oriel’s project team to produce concept designs for this proposed new facility. Staff and patients will have opportunities in the coming months to input on these initial design elements. This work will inform the project’s upcoming Outline Business Case.

Oriel is a joint proposal from Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity to relocate all services from Moorfields Eye Hospital on City Road and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology on Bath Street to a new, purpose built facility at a preferred site at St Pancras Hospital. This proposal will be subject to a public consultation with patients, families, carers and our local communities.

“The facility’s public spaces would create a new urban realm"

This new facility would bring together clinical care, research and education expertise in one flexible, fully integrated facility, while being focused on patients and attracting and retaining the best clinicians, scientists and educators.

Dale Sinclair, director of technical practice – Europe, Middle East and Africa from AECOM said:

“Our design for the proposed facility is focused on maximising collaboration and knowledge exchange, with an ‘oriel’ at the building’s centre enabling greater interaction between patients, clinicians and researchers. The facility’s public spaces would create a new urban realm that will connect seamlessly with the ongoing renaissance of the King’s Cross area of London.”

This new facility would bring together clinical care, research and education

In 2019, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group will lead a public consultation on the relocation of services from Moorfields Eye Hospital’s existing site to the proposed new site, so that patients, residents and staff will have an opportunity to have their say on the proposal.

If approved, the new facility could be open to patients in 2025/26.

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