Plans for relocated world-famous facility due to be submitted later this autumn

The latest designs for a new facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital at the St Pancras Hospital site in Camden, north London, have been unveiled.

The new development, Oriel, is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) and the Moorfields Eye Charity.

It would see Moorfields and UCL IoO services move from City Road in Islington to a purpose-built centre in Camden’s Knowledge Quarter. The value of the job has been put at between £200m and £250m.

The design team is made up of Aecom with Penoyre & Prasad, now owned by Perkins and Will, and White Arkitekter.

A planning application is due to be submitted to Camden council later this autumn.

Updated images of what the new centre could look like have been issued as part of a public consultation that is currently under way.

The design team was appointed in January last year following a RIBA competition. Teams led by RSHP, Bennetts and Hopkins were among those to miss out.

If planning permission is approved, the new centre could be open to patients in 2025/26.