WSP will be providing structural and services engineering services on the £50m contract, having previously worked with GOSH on the detailed design.
The new building is part of a programme to redevelop some of the oldest parts of the hospital. As main contractor, Skanska is responsible for the design, construction and mechanical and electrical fit-out of the facilities, which will provide a cardiac wing with 116 beds, two integrated operating theatres and a post-anaesthesia care unit.
Work involves demolishing the existing seven-storey building to level four, then rebuilkding it to level eight to match the rest of the hospital. Work will be carried out alongside hospital operations. To minimise the impact of the building works, the team will seek to minimise noise, dust and vibration.
WSP project director Alistair MacFarlane said: “WSP have worked closely with GOSH to provide detailed design and we are now excited to move this project into the construction phase with Skanska. This is a challenging project, particularly how you design and deliver a 21st century world class healthcare facility on a restrained central London site. We look forward to working towards the successful completion of the Premier Inn Clinical Building and providing the superior accommodation and environments that staff and patients deserve.”