AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, is to provide building engineering design services for a major extension to a children’s hospital in London, as part of two recent project wins.
The extension – to be developed as a shell and core with a separate fit-out contract – will provide increased capacity for the existing Evelina London Children’s Hospital (ELCH) and will be developed on the Triangle site, on the St Thomas’ campus in Lambeth.
The appointment to the shell and core element of the new project comes from client Linkcity, the development arm of Bouygues UK. Linkcity has been selected as the preferred development partner by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). AECOM is providing MEP engineering services on the main construction, working with architects Hawkins Brown, structural engineers Ramboll and planning consultants Montagu Evans.
The innovative new generic shell and core building enables fit-out flexibility for healthcare and potentially co-located complementary research and teaching facilities. Adaptability to enable change over time has been a key driver.
The second contract on this project is to provide MEP, civil and structural and associated engineering specialisms as part of the multi-disciplinary team led by international architects NBBJ, which has been appointed by the Trust to undertake the design of the fit-out of the new building and partial refurbishment of the existing ELCH.
The new hospital will offer much needed facilities, including surgical theatres and imaging suites, for children and young people from across south London and south east England. The project will create significant opportunities for the advancement of innovation in treatments and technologies as part of the Trust’s long-term vision.
Richard Mann, Healthcare and Science Sector Leader, UK & Ireland at AECOM, said: “AECOM is proud to work on two strands of the delivery of this important healthcare facility, bringing world-class engineering expertise to London and the South East. We’re looking forward to working with our industry peers and the clinical team to deliver the new wing for the ELCH, which will have NHS staff and children at the heart of the design.”
The new facilities will create employment for residents in the London Borough of Lambeth. The ambitious plans for landscaping will improve the public realm on this part of the Lambeth Palace Road.