Welcome to the community website for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s planned new Children’s Cancer Centre.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) and John Sisk & Sons Ltd submitted a planning application to London Borough of Camden (LBC) for a new Children’s Cancer centre in May 2022. The new centre will serve as a national resource for children with rare and difficult-to-treat cancers.
The proposals would see the redevelopment of the existing Frontage Building on Great Ormond Street to provide a new cancer centre alongside the creation of new, upgraded facilities to enable the effective delivery of cancer care for children and their families.
The Children’s Cancer Centre will include high quality, inspiring and flexible spaces that are both welcoming and a platform for the delivery of the safest, most effective, and efficient care using the latest technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and to make the journey that each child and family has to make as comfortable as possible. You can view more information about Our vision here.
GOSH is committed to engaging with the community so that their voices are heard during the planning process. This website provides information about our plans and is regularly updated to provide the latest information on the scheme.
Section 73 update and Deconstruction and Construction Management Plan consultation
In July 2023, we completed our public consultation on the proposed Section 73 Minor Material Amendment (MMA) Application, which includes a number of design refinements to improve the consented CCC.
Thank you to everyone who joined our consultation events and provided feedback. The application has now been validated by LB Camden, who will shortly undertake their own consultation on the proposals. You can view further information on the Design updates page and can also view the application on the Camden Council Planning Portal.
Public consultation on the draft Deconstruction and Construction Management Plan: 14 August - 13 September
We are now consulting on the revised draft Deconstruction and Construction Management Plan (DCMP) and proposals for temporary highways changes. The draft DCMP outlines how deconstruction and construction activities will be carried out while ensuring safety and minimal disturbance, and it has been updated to take into account feedback from LB Camden and the S73 proposal.
Further information and a downloadable copy of the DCMP can be found on the construction, access and logistics page, and you can provide your feedback on the consultation page, which also includes information about our upcoming consultation events in September.
In April 2023, we were granted full planning permission for the new Children’s Cancer Centre (CCC), allowing us to deliver a national resource for children with rare and difficult-to-treat cancers, and provide the highest levels of clinical care to the largest number of children.
Throughout the pre-application engagement process, we received feedback from our neighbours, the Greater London Authority, LBC design officers and other stakeholders. This feedback helped us to develop our plans and, as is usual on a project of this scale, we have been continuing to review the design and explore potential refinements that can be made to the CCC for the benefit of our patients and neighbours.
We have since identified a number of opportunities to improve the design of the CCC and ensure we can provide the highest levels of care including:
We completed our public consultation on the proposed design changes and a Section 73 Minor Material Amendment (MMA) application which has now been validated by LB Camden who will shortly undertake their own consultation on the proposals.
Planning milestone for the Children’s Cancer Centre
With Camden Council providing the decision notice for the Children’s Cancer Centre, we have now been granted full planning permission for the scheme.
Designed with the needs of children at its heart, the CCC will include outdoor areas and spaces to play, so children can be active and do normal childhood activities. With cancer wards, cancer day care, new theatres and intensive care units co-located specialist teams will be able to work more closely together and it will be quick and easy for children to access the services they need. The building will also house new imaging equipment and a specialised chemotherapy pharmacy ensuring we keep pace with world leading cancer care practice. Alongside the clinical services, the new building gives us the opportunity to create a new entrance for the hospital and to create a new school for the children who come to GOSH.
On Wednesday 8th February 2023, LBC’S planning committee resolved to grant planning permission for the development of the new Children’s Cancer Centre.
The application will now be considered by the Mayor of London. We will continue to work with LBC and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to secure full planning permission for the scheme.
We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to ensure this project leaves a positive legacy for the local community as well as delivering the much-needed facilities at the hospital.
Since the planning application was submitted in May 2022, the project team has reviewed the comments made during LBC’s consultation. Most of the feedback we have received, either directly or on the LBC planning portal relates to:
We have carefully considered all the feedback received and worked hard to address the matters raised, including carrying out number of assessments to determine the best possible plans for residents, businesses, patients and staff. A comprehensive report has been submitted to Camden Council setting out this work as well as a number of changes to the scheme.
We have also updated relevant sections of this website to reflect our revised approach. In addition, as part of the planning process the London Borough of Camden, where needed, is formally consulting on changes to our approach.
GOSH is committed to engaging with the community so that their voices are heard during the planning process. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to participate in the LBC planning consultation on the GOSH plans for a new Children's Cancer Centre.
The scheme has been in development since 2017 as part of the wider GOSH 2015 Masterplan. Over the past five years, GOSH has delivered a comprehensive programme of stakeholder engagement with a variety of groups in order to introduce the project and gain input as early as possible in the process. We take the concerns of our local community seriously and have taken them into account throughout the last five years.
We are currently consulting on the draft Deconstruction and Construction Management Plan. Further details can be found on the construction, access and logistics page.
This consultation will run from 9 August to 13 September and all comments must be submitted during this time.