Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy's & St. Thomas's Hospital


Anshen + Allen Associates, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Laing O’Rourke Construction are the winning team in the competition to design a new Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

The other teams on the shortlist were:
- Woods Bagot Ltd/BDP/Brookfield Construction (UK) Ltd
- Make Ltd/Mace Ltd/Buro Happold
- Allies and Morrison/Devereux Architects/Kier Regional Ltd
- Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP/Skanska Construction UK Ltd /
- Grimshaw/Jonathan Bailey Associates/Bovis Lend Lease


The RIBA and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have launched a competition to build a new £90m (approx) Cancer Treatment Centre on the Guy’s Hospital site, close to London Bridge in central London. The Trust is committed to building a world class facility that offers an outstanding working environment and patient experience that will set new standards for cancer care.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Medical-Facility
Country London
RegDeadline 25 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
25 March 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Contractor led design team

Expressions of interest are invited from contractor led design teams for the design of a new Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital. The approximate budget is £90m. This is made up of Construction Cost, Design Fees, Planning Contingency, and Inflationary Uplift.

The client, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust), is committed to providing a world class Cancer Treatment service and therefore wishes to build a world class facility to reflect the quality of care it provides. The building will be required to lift the spirits for those who use it and achieve the highest standards of sustainability. The successful team will recognise the need to strike a balance that considers cost, long-term value and architecture. The winning consortium needs to display the ability to work together as a team, and with the client and other key stakeholders to generate an outstanding vision and to see the vision through to completion on site.

The aim of the competition is for the client to select a preferred bidder (a consortium of main contractor and architect-led design team) on design, value and capital cost.

Trust Senior Management and Clinical Staff plus RIBA Architectural Advisers for this competition Simon Allford, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Spencer de Grey, Senior Partner at Foster and Partners

An equal honorarium of £20,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each shortlisted team invited to develop design proposals.

Entry Fee

- 20 page Expression of Interest (EoI) document
- Completed PQQs

Selection of Longlist : 15th/16th April
Interim Interviews with Longlisted Teams : 27th & 28th April
Shortlist Notified, Brief Issued : w/c 3rd May
Submission of Designs : 1st July
Final Judging / Interviews : 30th July
Result, preferred team identified : mid August

RIBA and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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