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.