New Royal London Children’s Hospital Internal Play Space and Exterior Roof Garden


Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture has been appointed to design two new spaces for children in the New Royal London Hospital in East London. These will provide areas of refuge and play for children and their families at the hospital.


Expressions of interest are invited from architect-led multi-disciplinary teams for the design of an external roof garden and dedicated internal children’s play space at the new Royal London Children’s Hospital, part of the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel which opens in 2012.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Project/EoI, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Medical-Facility
Country London
Registration Deadline 15 September 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 September 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Architect-led multi-disciplinary teams

Renato Benedetti, McDowell + Benedetti, RIBA Adviser, Chair of the Panel
Anne Mullins, Vital Arts, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Debra Day, Procurement Manager, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Head of Children’s Services - tbc
Crispin Walkin Lea, Clinical Advisor, RLCH
Skanska Representative - tbc
HOK representative - tbc

The proposed budget for the work is between £700,000 and £1 million.
Each shortlisted team invited to proceed to the competition phase will receive an equal honorarium of £4,000 + VAT.

Entry Fee
£35 (plus VAT)

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

Submission Address
RIBA Competitions
6 Melbourne Street
T: ++44 (0) 113 2341335

Selection of Shortlist: w/c 4 October 2010
Shortlist notified / Stage 2 brief issued: w/c 18 October 2010
Site Visit / Briefing Session: w/c 1 November 2010
Submission of Stage 2 material: 2 December 2010
Final Interviews / Presentations: w/c 10 January 2011

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