Rogers bags Guys’ cancer centre job
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has triumphed in a high-profile competition to design a £90 million cancer centre at Guy’s Hospital in central London
Teamed up with Anshen & Allen Associates,the practice saw off stiff competition from an A-list of competitors including Grimshaw, MAKE, BDP, Hopkins and Allies and Morrison.
Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid and Will Alsop were among practices who failed to make the prestigious RIBA competition’s shortlist.
RSHP’s scheme features a penthouse house-style staff room, with three ‘care village’ clinics stacked vertically below.
Images of the practice’s 2009 Stirling prize-winning Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith were used to woo the judges. The competition’s judging panel included Eric Parry and Simon Allford of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Intriguingly the scheme came bottom of AJ’s online poll - launched when the contest entries were revealed in July (see below) - managing to win only 2.5 per cent of the vote.
Previous story (08.07.10)
Shortlisted schemes revealed in Guy’s Hospital Cancer Centre contest
[FIRST LOOK] The six schemes shortlisted in the competition to design a £90 million cancer treatment centre at the Guy’s Hospital campus, close to London Bridge, have gone on public display
The proposals, currently on show anonymously at Peckham Library, include entries by Hopkins, Grimshaw and Make. The finalists were asked to draw up plans for a 19,000m² stand-alone centre providing an integrated service for patients who currently have to travel over a mile for treatment between St Thomas’ at Waterloo and Guy’s at London Bridge.
The full shortlist:
- Anshen & Allen Associates with Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (Laing O’Rourke)
- Allies & Morrison with Devereux Architects (Kier Regional)
- Woods Bagot with BDP (Brookfield Construction)
- Hopkins Architects (Skanska Construction UK)
- Grimshaw with Jonathan Bailey Associates (Bovis Lend Lease)
- Make (Mace)
8-9 July 9.30am-6.00pm at Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR
15 July 9.30am-5.00pm at Central Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH
16 July 9.00am - 5.00pm at Shepherd’s Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH
19, 20 & 22 July 9.30am - 5.00pm in Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond SE1 9RT
Previous story (17.02.10)
RIBA launches major new Guy’s Hospital contest
The RIBA has launched a major new competition to design a £90 million cancer treatment centre at the Guy’s Hospital campus, close to London Bridge
The stand-alone centre will provide an integrated service for patients who currently have to travel over a mile for treatment between St Thomas’ at Waterloo and Guy’s at London Bridge.
The 19,000m² cancer treatment centre will contain clinical facilities alongside a series of ‘memorable’ public spaces, creating ‘pleasant and comfortable journeys’ for both patients and carers.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is looking for contractor-architect consortia with ‘capacity and imagination’ to deliver the project. Collaborations between small practices and larger firms are welcomed.
The centre is part of a phased long-term redevelopment of the Guy’s Hospital campus aimed at delivering an integrated cancer centre that meets the BREEAM Outstanding standard.
A total of six practices will be shortlisted to take part in the design phase of the competition. Each will receive a £20,000 honorarium (excluding VAT).
The competition will be judged by a panel including Simon Allford of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Spencer de Grey of Foster + Partners.
Simon Allford said: ‘Much recent research suggests that a building that lifts the spirits for those who use it will improve the rates of staff and patient attendance. The client’s aim is that this project will prove this point.’
It is understood that the RIBA will be launching another competition for the refurbishment of a building at St Thomas’, set to be announced in early March.