Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Perkins&Will, led by Penoyre & Prasad with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, to deliver two state-of-the-art hospitals integrated into a single building on the Leeds General Infirmary site.
The 94,000m² building will include a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital, as well as an adults’ hospital and maternity centre.
The appointment follows a competition held by the Trust in 2021 to find an architect to design its “Hospitals of the Future” project—one of 40 new hospitals that the UK government has committed to build by 2030 as part of its New Hospital Programme (NHP).
The Trust’s vision for the LGI site calls for a single, state-of-the-art building that houses two unique hospitals—one for adults and one for children—including a centralised maternity and neonatal unit. Significantly, these designs bring together for the first time, clinical services for children and young people under one roof.
This unique design team is known globally for designing transformational environments that support the health of communities. They have designed and delivered some of the most innovative hospitals and women’s and children’s care environments in the world.
“The Perkins&Will concept design is very exciting and will create a fantastic landmark for the city of Leeds. The way the new hospitals have been designed will enable them to operate independently, but also benefit from improved and more efficient communication and care when located together. We are excited to be moving into the next phase of the design and engaging with staff and the community to help bring to life these flagship hospitals, which will serve Leeds and the wider region for many decades to come.”
Simon Worthington – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Director of Finance and Senior Responsible Officer for the Hospitals of the Future Project