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Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children by rdef

  Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children


Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

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UPDATE: In January 2017 Skanska will be taking over ownership of the site at 20 Guilford Street from Erith. This marks the end of the demolition and basement box construction phase of the project, and the start of the superstructure construction of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children. This new building, which was granted planning permission in March 2015, is being developed on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), UCL’s Institute of Child Health (ICH) and the Institute of Cardiovascular Science (ICS). It is due to open in 2018.The new Centre will undertake research and develop new diagnostics, treatments and devices that can improve the lives of patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital and children elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Because rare diseases are complex and not well understood in comparison to other illnesses, sufferers often experience a delay in getting diagnosed and have limited options for treatment. This £80M building will bring knowledge, technology and patients together in one place in order to speed up the ‘bench to bedside’ process of developing new treatments.

The Marchmont Association welcomed the proposal when it was first mooted, and requested that pedestrian facilities in adjacent Guilford Place be improved on the back of this scheme. We also pressed for the disused Grade II listed public conveniences to be restored and brought into use, as with similar buildings in other parts of London (see Development Opportunities elsewhere on this website). Our pleas were heard and improvements will be made to pedestrian facilities, in addition to the disused public conveniences being taken over by the up-market Japanese Ramen noodle restaurant chain, whose application for a change of use and alterations is taking a while to be approved by Camden Council, because it is a Grade II listed building which needs to be sensitively refurbished.

The residents' liaison group, set up by GOSH/UCL to engage with the local community, is being kept fully informed by the developer.

More details of the new Centre can be found on the GOSH website via the link below.


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