Skanska completes Zayed Centre for Great Ormond Street

zayed centre, great ormond street

Skanska has completed the construction of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

This is Skanska’s second scheme at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), supporting the children’s hospital’s vision of driving forward new treatments and cures.

Sanska’s responsibilities included designing, building and fitting-out the Zayed Centre, which will bring together pioneering research and clinical care under one roof to drive forward new treatments and cures for children with rare and complex diseases. The building is also home to new outpatient facilities.

The Zayed Centre for Research is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London (UCL) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The building includes:

  • 4,200m3 concrete to build the frame, weighing 10,500 tonnes 5,000 metres of drywall partitions
  • 13,000 m sq of floor space
  • 2,500 m sq of glass within the external walls
  • A BREEAM sustainability rating of Excellent

In addition:

  • 500 researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals from GOSH, ICH, and from UCL’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences will work in the facilities
  • 200 patients a day will be seen in the Centre as outpatients
  • The Centre features more than 160 lab bench positions
  • The Centre houses 21 consultation rooms and eight clinical investigation rooms

Graham Ashley, construction director for Skanska, said: “We are so proud to be involved in the creation of this important facility. Bringing patients, clinicians and scientists together in one place means that pioneering research into paediatric rare diseases can advance further and faster. It’s a great example of Skanska building what matters.”

Skanska has also recently revealed they have secured a £23.3m contract to build Trinity Academy, a secondary school, which will provide school places for 1,220 students in Bristol.


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