Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Research Facility

Great Ormond Street Hospital needed a state-of-the-art, purpose-built clinical research facility in an existing sub-basement space. The brief included day-care accommodation, laboratory and clinical/consultation rooms; the spaces were to be pleasing and functional for children, families and staff.

To create attractive spaces for children we designed a semi-circular, internal play area to reflect the shape of a 'healing' tree, a tribute to Peter Pan, as well as a sensory wall consisting of lights and sound.

The modern and professional feel of the reception area was to help reassure parents that they are in the care of the world's foremost centre of excellence for childhood illness.

The facility was shortlisted for the Building Better Healthcare Best Interior Design Award.


Date: 2009
Location: Camden, London
Client: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Value: £1.5m
Service: Architecture, Interiors: Full Design