Description of The Zayed Centre
The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children building on Guildford Street, London WC1.
The building that reached practical completion in December 2019 comprises:
- 4,200m3 concrete to build the frame, weighing 10,500 tonnes
- 520 tonnes of steel used in the building structure
- 5,000 metres of drywall partitions
- 13,000sqm of floor space
- 2,500sqm of glass within the external walls
- A BREEAM rating of excellent
Inside the building:
- 500 researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals from GOSH, ICH, and from UCL’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences will work in the state-of-the-art facilities
- 200 patients a day will be seen in the Centre as outpatients
- The Centre has more than 160 lab bench positions
- The Centre houses 21 consultation rooms and eight clinical investigation rooms
The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children was made possible thanks to a generous £60 million gift from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the wife of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as well as Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the UAE Family Development Foundation and President of the UAE Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood. The centre is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), University College London (UCL) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
2019 December - Practical completion.
2017 December - Topping out ceremony.
2015 - Skanska starts construction on site.