Moorfields Eye Hospital

Penoyre & Prasad, London, 2006


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London's largest pediatric unit for eye care, comprising short and longer term treatment for visually impaired patients and research departments

The building is reconstructed on the old Moorfields building, which dates to the late Victorian period. Its structure is a reinforced concrete frame using a flat slab construction, and exposed circular columns.

A design priority was to mitigate the difficult circulation by initiating an open sequence design plan.

The facade is a glass elevation and sculpture, punctured by a red balcony and bay window, which defines the waiting area of the outpatient clinic on the third and fourth floors.The roof is a lightweight steel frame.


  • Begun: Oct 2004
  • Completed: Dec 2006
  • Floor area: 3,850m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £11.9M
  • Funding: NHS
  • Procurement: NEC; NHS ProCure 21
  • Address: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD, United Kingdom

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