Zayed Centre for Great Ormond Street Hospital Recognised

Pell Frischmann is delighted to announce that the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Diseases has been shortlisted in four categories for this year’s European Healthcare Design Awards.

Located in Central London, the eight-storey scheme is part of Great Ormond Street Hospital and includes state-of-the-art facilities such as a 70-metre research laboratory for the mass manufacturing of new medicines and treatments. Located on the lower-ground floor, the open-plan laboratory creates a transparent pathway alongside the building, allowing the public to see scientists and technicians working; the visual transparency demonstrates the centre’s philosophy of mutual respect and appreciation, supporting its ‘Bench-to-bedside’ way-of-working.

Working closely alongside partners Stanton Williams and Skanska, the Zayed Centre is named in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of UAE as a gift from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

These four shortlisted awards include:

  • Best Healthcare Design under 25,000sqm;
  • Health and Life Sciences Research;
  • Design for Health and Wellness;
  • Interior Design and Arts.

In addition, the scheme has been shortlisted for the West London RIBA Regional Awards.

Jonathan Childs, Pell Frischmann’s Buildings Sector Director, said:

We are delighted for the Zayed Centre to be shortlisted for these awards; it is testament to the fantastic work from our Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. We are humbled to be part of a project that will change peoples’ lives unequivocally, solving rare diseases forever. We are merely providing the facilities for the experts to continue their tireless work, and we will continue to do so for as long as we are needed.


Pell Frischmann is looking forward to celebrating this unique building with our clients and partners at the next most appropriate time.

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