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Cambridge Children’s Hospital seeks planning permission for early designs

With an estimated total footprint of almost 50,000 sqm, including 5,000 sqm of research space, the submitted drawings are an early indication of how Cambridge Children’s might look when it opens in 2025

The plans also include details of possible future development for the hospital beyond 2025.

Built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the hospital will care for children and young people from the entire East of England region, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire – but also nationally and internationally as a ‘hospital without walls’.

Embedding genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health, Cambridge Children’s Hospital will be a brand new state-of-the-art hospital designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.

We have been working in an international design team of experts, alongside Turner & Townsend, White Arkitekter, Ramboll, and MJ Medical, with support from Planning Consultants, Bidwells and Fire Consultants, Alfor, have been engaging with staff from across the partner organisations about how the hospital should work. Members of Cambridge Children’s Network, which is made up of children, young people, parents and carers from across the region, have also been instrumental in helping shape how the facility might look and feel in these early designs.

We are excited to see this project progress and to bring this new kind of facility to children and young people in Cambridge as well as the wider region.

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