Hospital Building Award

Since 1997, the NHS has seen a huge investment in its fabric - the biggest hospital building programme in its history. This award will be made to the new hospital building project that raises the standard of the healthcare environment and demonstrates value for money and project management excellence.

2019 Winner

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Royal Papworth Hospital began its move to its new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on 23 April. This move was completed within three weeks, with the old site in Papworth Everard closing on 7 May. The hospital is designed around two main atria at the centre of the building, helping maximise natural light. The main reception is visible from the entrance and located centrally, while lifts accessing inpatient floors, as well as a link into the outpatient atrium, are located opposite reception. The new hospital includes five operating theatres, five catheter laboratories (for non‐surgical procedures) and two hybrid theatres, as well as 310 beds for patients, including a 46‐bed critical care unit. Most patients will have their own single, en suite rooms.

Hospital Building Award 2019 Winner: Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals - National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust - Proton Beam Therapy Centre

2016 Winner: Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust — Cancer Treatment Centre

Hospital Building Award 2016 Winner: Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust — Cancer Treatment Centre

The culmination of more than 10 years of planning, the new 14-storey Cancer Centre brings the majority of Guy’s and St Thomas’ cancer treatment and research under one roof. Six linear accelerators will be the first radiotherapy machines in Europe to treat patients above ground level, which aims to help patients feel more comfortable in natural light and air. It is targeted to achieve BREEAM Healthcare Excellence Rating.

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust - Seamoor Chemotherapy Unit
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust - Queen's Building development
NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group - Nelson Health Centre
East and North Hertfordshire NHS - New QEII hospital

2015 Winner: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust - Cramlington Hospital

Touted as the first hospital of its kind in the country, the winning project has already been recognised at a national level by the medical director of NHS England when he described it as a 'glimpse of the future'. The result of 10 years work led by clinical teams, the building is specifically dedicated to emergency care.

2015 Commended
University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Childrens' NHS Foundation Trust