Sunday, 16 May 2010

Starchitect Wars intensify over London Bridge hospital

The race is hotting up between leading architects to get the nod to design and build a new £90 million cancer treatment for London's famous Guy's Hospital.

Amongst those battling on Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust's final shortlist are: 
Lord Rogers (Lloyd's Building, Terminal 5, Pompidou Centre)
Michael Hopkins (Portcullis House, Wellcome Trust HQ, Westminster underground station)
Nick Grimshaw (Waterloo International station, Eden Project)
Ken Shuttleworth (designer 30 St Mary Axe or the 'Gherkin')
Allies & Morrison, (masterplanners King's Cross redevelopment, Arsenal Highbury stadium).

The successful architect, contractor and engineering combination will begin work on the 19,000 square metre centre at the hospital's London Bridge site after the Trust announces the winner later this summer.

Photo courtesy of Guy's & St Thomas's National Health Service Foundation Trust.

Paul Coleman, London, May 2010

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