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St Mary's looks for architect to oversee fresh start in Paddington

The latest chapter in the long-running saga of the planned redevelopment of the Paddington Health Campus appears to be getting under way.

Following the collapse of Terry Farrell's massive masterplan, which would have seen three hospitals merged in to one, it appears that St Mary's NHS Trust is now committed to going out on its own.

The trust last week issued an OJEU notice for a new architect that would see it redevelop the site without its previous two partners.

These were the Imperial College's National Heart and Lung Institute and the Royal Brompton & Harefield, which was the organisation that hammered the final nail in the coffin of Farrell's plans (AJ 09.06.05).

The OJEU notice makes it clear that the scheme will be a fresh start.

'St Mary's NHS Trust is embarking on a major hospital redevelopment scheme at its sites in Paddington,' it says.

'The trust wishes to secure the services of a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to act as its design, architectural and masterplanning adviser,' it adds.

For further details go to http://www.st-marys.nhs.uk/.

by Ed Dorrell

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