Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children wins two European Healthcare Design Awards

Zayed Centre

At the end of last year, we released an article announcing that the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children had achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' certification. We are now incredibly proud to reveal that on 18th September 2020, the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020 (EHD 2020) announced that the Zayed Centre was the biggest winner of the evening, having won both the Health and Life Sciences Research Award and the Interior Design and Arts Award.

The Zayed Centre is a 140,000 square feet property and is the latest addition to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Campus. The centre is used to drive new tests, treatments, and cures for children with rare and complex diseases from lab bench to bedside. This impressive building spans across eight storeys and contains an academic research workspace, seminar & meeting spaces, specialist laboratories, and outpatient clinics.

The project was also shortlisted for the following categories:

  • Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm)
  • Design for Health and Wellness

The awards were created to celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world'. You can click here to read the full article from EHD 2020.

Zayed Centre

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Click here to go to the original article, where you can learn more about the project and Frenger’s X-Wing Radiant Passive Chilled Beams.