Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital : East Wing Cladding Competition

Expressions of interest are invited from contractor-led design teams for the re-cladding of the East Wing building on the St Thomas’ Hospital site in central London. The approximate budget is £21m. 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), has identified the East Wing building as one of six strategic projects in need of upgrade and improvement.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Environment, Façade, Medical-Facility
Country London
RegDeadline 13 April 2010 GoogleCal iCal
13 April 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Contractor led design team

The East Wing building, which is over 40 years old, is a significant urban presence in the London cityscape. Situated on the south side of the river where the Thames meanders north, the East Wing sits opposite the Houses of Parliament, with Lambeth Palace to the south. To the east, the façade is clearly visible to trains arriving at Waterloo station.

The competition seeks a re-cladding design of exemplary quality providing significant improvements in energy efficiency with minimised CO2 emissions and a long-term solution to address water ingress, improve insulation and energy efficiency. Presently the building does not perform well therefore it is the Trust’s aspiration to ultimately achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.

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, construction capability and best value.


The jury panel will include Trust Senior Management and Clinical Staff plus RIBA Architectural Advisers for this competition David Henderson, co-Director of Bennetts Associates and Jim Eyre OBE, Director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

An equal honorarium of £15,000 (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

Shortlist Notified, Brief Issued: w/c 17th May
Submission of Designs: 12th July
Final Judging / Interviews: 2nd September

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

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