Penoyre & Prasad together with Aecom Ltd and White Arkitekter AB have been shortlisted for the new £250m Moorfields Eye Hospital competition.

The project envisages the creation a new 45,000m2 facility at London’s St Pancras Hospital site, around two miles from Moorfields Eye Hospital’s current base on City Road and UCL’s adjoining Bath Street institute.

The project is being developed with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University College London, Moorfields Eye Charity and the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). The proposed new facility will include a new joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, bringing together eye care, research and education for the first time, while being focused on patients and attracting and retaining the best ophthalmic scientists, educators and clinicians.

Preliminary design proposals are set to go on public display in late November, giving patients, staff and other stakeholders the opportunity to review and provide feedback which will inform the evaluation panel. The winner will be announced in December.

The RIBA Competitions shortlist also includes Bennetts Associates with Reiach & Hall, Buro Happold and Gustafson Porter & Bowman, Hopkins Architects with Arup and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners with Stantec, Arup, Gillespies, Speirs & Major and T Projects and Ryder Architecture with Hawkins/Brown Architects, Spacehub Design, Hoare Lea, Rider Levett Bucknall UK and Ramboll UK.