Planning permission granted for Cambridge Children’s Hospital
Built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the ‘hospital without walls’ will care for children and young people from across the east of England – Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire – but also nationally and internationally
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.
Hawkins\Brown is collaborating alongside White Arkitekter as part of an international design team, led by Turner & Townsend, with Ramboll providing engineering services, MJ Medical providing healthcare planning and planning consultancy by Bidwells.
This is a milestone not just for the project but also for how we design holistic and inclusive healthcare in the UK – a long overdue breakdown of the traditional silos of mental and physical care.
The hospital will serve children and young people in their most formative years, so we have a responsibility to create a welcoming and empathetic space. We valued the insights and creativity that came from co-designing with children, young people, parents and carers as well as staff across the two NHS Trusts and the University of Cambridge, who have generously supported us while working tirelessly through the pandemic.