Expressions of interest are invited from contractor led design teams for the design of a new Cancer Treatment Centre for Guyâ€™s & St Thomasâ€™s Hospital. The approximate budget is Â£90m. This is made up of Construction Cost, Design Fees, Planning Contingency, and Inflationary Uplift.
The client, Guyâ€™s & St Thomasâ€™ 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.
In using the RIBA to promote and manage the competition the Trust aims to attract interest from architects with exceptional design skills. Accordingly a design-focussed judging panel has been selected which includes architect Simon Allford of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and an honorarium of Â£20,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each consortia invited to the design stage of the competition. This will be the second RIBA competition organised for the Trust, who hope to build on success achieved through the Evelina Childrenâ€™s Hospital. This building set a new benchmark in healthcare design and went on to be shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.
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