Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre, London

Sonnemann Toon Architects were commissioned by GOSH to design an outstanding clinical environment for outpatient care in an attractive historical building within their Bloomsbury campus. The Italian Hospital is a fine Grade II listed property and the project offered a unique opportunity to provide care and treatment to children in a less medicalised environment while returning the property to its original purpose and form.

The exterior will be repaired and internally the layout will be reorganised to respect the principal elements of the original structure. The facility will be extended, infilling at basement level and partially extending the ground floor into the courtyard to create landscaped gardens. The building services will also undergo a significant upgrade. When complete in 2020, the new Sight and Sound Centre will bring together audiology, cochlear implants, ophthalmology, ENT and Speech & Language Therapy services in a uniquely warm and modern home.

  • Awards

    Winner of European Healthcare Design Awards, Healthcare design (under 25,000 sqm)
    Highly commended in European Healthcare Design Awards, Interior design and arts
    Shortlisted in Civic Trust Awards, Regional category


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    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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