John Sisk & Son with architect BDP has been selected as the preferred bidder for a project to replace the clinical building at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, UK.

The new project will replace outdated facilities with a high quality environment consistent with the hospital’s world-class paediatric care and research activities.

Sisk, which will be the preferred prime contractor with multi-disciplinary design team for Phase four of the redevelopment programme, beat a proposal from Carillion and Eric Parry Architects and another from Skanska, Heatherwick Studio and Hok.

GOSH chief executive Dr Peter Steer said: “We were delighted by the responses from all three of the shortlisted bid teams, and I’d like to congratulate each of them on their imaginative and thoughtful responses to a challenging brief.

“After comprehensive analysis and debate the John Sisk & Son with BDP team led the field. Partly this was because of the quality of their concept design, which was really popular among the GOSH community when the design proposals were anonymously exhibited side by side.

“Just as important was the strength and depth within the team, who clearly demonstrated a deep understanding of the GOSH values, creativity, expert clinical planning and a robust commercial proposition.

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“We look forward to partnering with them to develop proposals for this special building, the success of which is essential to the future of sustainable, outstanding specialised healthcare for children and young people at this historic location.”

The redevelopment programme is aimed at upgrading the hospital’s estate to provide access to the best paediatric care and research for more children.

As part of the programme, the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is replacing buildings that are no longer suitable for modern healthcare.

The upgrade will also see creation of additional space to allow more children to be treated, integration of research activities and supporting the development of new models of care.

Currently, the Trust is entering into an early design agreement with John Sisk & Son so that design development work can continue and the project can be brought forward for planning permission.