Oriel Eye Hospital

London
Client
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) and Moorfields Eye Charity
Architect
IBI Group
Area
40 000 m²
Year
2027
Our services
Structural & Drainage Design Engineering

This ambitious project will create a world-leading centre for eye health, research and education. The design is sympathetic to the existing period buildings around it. The new building will rise from seven storeys on to ten storeys on the north wing.

The outside of the building is comprised of ceramic panels, aluminium glass and wood.

The base of the building has a glazed facade to give good daylight to the building without glare or overheating and allow thermal insulation for efficient energy use. The spacious atrium at the heart of the building is surrounded by clinical, research and education spaces

The centre is also being designed with flexibility in mind to ensure the building adapts to future needs. Construction will start in 2023 with full transition completed in 2027.

The building is of a reinforced concrete frame, with a vibration strategy to mitigate the effects of structure-borne vibration to a level which is acceptable to the building end users and their associated equipment.

The building is targeted to achieve “Excellent” in BREEAM assessment, with an aspiration to utilise a high level of cement replacement and recycled aggregate where possible to reduce embodied carbon within the structure.

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