Job set to finish in 2026

Sisk is a step closer to beginning work on a new children’s cancer centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) after Camden council granted planning permission for the development.

The contractor has been working on the £150m project since it signed a pre-construction services agreement three years ago.

The new clinical building will provide care for young people with rare and difficult-to-treat cancers, helping alleviate pressure on existing the hospital’s existing facilities, some of which date from the 1930s.


BDP won a design competition for the work six years ago

It will include cancer wards, cancer day care, new theatres and intensive care units allowing specialist teams can work more closely together.

New imaging equipment and a specialised chemotherapy pharmacy will also be created to ensure the hospital keeps pace with world leading cancer care practice.

GOSH is now set to work with the council and the Greater London Authority to secure full planning permission so that the decision notice can be issued. 

Designed by BDP, the job represents the fourth stage of an ongoing redevelopment plan at GOSH. A third phase by Stanton Williams was completed in 2019.

Before work can start, London mayor Sadiq Khan needs to give the job his final approval.

Work, which had originally been slated to finish this year when BDP won the job six years ago, is expected to take three years to complete.