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Meet our project design team

The project design team who will draw up plans for Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be led by professional services company Turner & Townsend and will include experienced architects in a unique partnership between Hawkins\Brown and White Arkitekter.

Turner & Townsend will deliver project management, design team management, stakeholder management and cost management services, and lead a unique design team for the hospital:

  • Hawkins\Brown architects bring expertise in clinical research and the UK healthcare sector
  • White Arkitekter brings global healthcare experience including recently delivering the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Sweden
  • Rambollwill provide all engineering services
  • MJ Medical bring international healthcare planning expertise

The first job of the project design team will be to meet with staff at Cambridge University Hospitals and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trusts and the University of Cambridge, as well as patients, their families and carers, to involve them in co-designing and co-producing the new hospital and models of care.

We are so pleased to welcome Turner & Townsend and their team on board to help us deliver this ambitious project. They bring a team of global leaders in their fields, who will work with us to build a new type of children’s hospital – one which treats the whole child, putting them at the centre of everything we do

Alex White, Project Director for Cambridge Children’s
Turner & Townsend created a more formal concept image, based on the instructions they had received
A concept image designed by Turner & Townsend following their meeting with a panel of young people

Alisha, aged 15, member of Cambridge Children’s Network, and on a panel of young people who met the shortlisted design teams, said:

“I am really pleased and delighted to hear the news that Turner & Townsend have been chosen as the successful project design team. The amazing image they created following our Zoom call with them really shows they listened to our ideas and took on board everything that we think is important. I think they will be really good for Cambridge Children’s Hospital project.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be a world leading facility for healthcare and clinical research and the combined experience of the design team is well matched for the bold ambition of this project. It is a huge privilege to have been appointed and we are looking forward to getting started and working with the entire project team.

Clinton Green, Director of Healthcare project management at Turner & Townsend

Oliver Milton, Partner for Hawkins\Brown, stated: “Cambridge Children’s Hospital project represents an opportunity to consider a whole new approach to healthcare for young people – focused on the mind as well as the body – with research embedded alongside the clinical facilities. It is strong design team, and working alongside White Arkitekter is a great opportunity to combine their global expertise in healthcare with Hawkins\Brown’s UK track record in healthcare and research buildings.”