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Shortlisted design teams announced for proposed new joint eye care, research and education facility

Important milestone for proposed new eye centre

5 September 2018

The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL (University College London) and Moorfields Eye Charity are pleased to announce the teams shortlisted to design a new joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

This follows the first phase of the ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ to select a multi-disciplinary design team.

The shortlisted teams are:

  • AECOM Ltd with White Arkitekter AB & Penoyre and Prasad
  • Bennetts Associates with Reiach & Hall, Buro Happold Engineering & Gustafson Porter + Bowman
  • Hopkins Architects with Arup & Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Ltd
  • Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Stantec, Arup, Gillespies, Speirs + Major & T Projects
  • Ryder Architecture Ltd with Hawkins\Brown Architects, Spacehub Design Limited, Hoare Lea LLP, Rider Levett Bucknall UK Ltd & Ramboll UK Ltd

The proposed new facility will be flexible and modern, bringing together eye care, research and education for the first time, while being focused on patients and attracting and retaining the best ophthalmic scientists, educators and clinicians.

Kieran McDaid, director of capital estates and major projects at Moorfields Eye Hospital said: “This marks an important and exciting stage of the project, as we can now start to visualise what this new, innovative and modern facility could look like. The joint partners were very pleased by the quality and innovation presented in the submissions of the shortlisted teams.”

“We are excited to see the preliminary designs proposals that each shortlisted team will submit for the next stage.”

“We’d like to extend our thanks to all teams who submitted applications to design this new, world-class facility.”

Patients, staff and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on the preliminary design proposals at an exhibition in late November 2018. This feedback will inform the evaluation panel.

The shortlisted teams will now start on their design proposals and the winner will be announced in December 2018.

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