Founded in 1852, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London is the United Kingdom's largest paediatric centre that delivers a multitude of services. GOSH employs a team of 3,800 to care for more than 268,000 patients annually. As part of the $322 million GOSH redevelopment master plan, the new Phase 4 redevelopment is programmed for completion in 2022.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) managed the design competition on behalf of GOSH. Hospital staff patients and families collaborated to formulate the design breif that enunciated their shared aspirations to create an environment underpinned by the GOSH guiding principle: "The Child First, and Always."
Proficient in healthcare design and delivery, Conrad Gargett collaborated with London-based Eric Parry Architects and construction company Carillion to enter the design competition for the Great Ormond Street Hospital.