Oriel is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity to transform two-acres of a five-acre site at St Pancras Hospital. The partners will move from their current sites to part of the St Pancras site, to collaborate under one roof, harnessing the expertise of all three to deliver an enhanced patient experience and accelerate innovation.
Oriel will be a new, state-of-the-art building, with an anticipated gross internal area of up to 46,000m2. Designed with flexibility in mind, it will be able to meet future service requirements and keep pace with changes in technological, medical or research requirements. Its design has been part of an extensive programme of engagement with patients, staff, and partner organisations to ensure a national standard for accessibility is created.
Signage, acoustics and lighting will be designed to empower patients. The centre will significantly improve treatment times, enabling more patients to be treated and will help reduce waiting times. By 2032, the centre is expected to handle more than one million appointments per year.
Bouygues UK and Oriel are working in partnership with Camden Council and the Knowledge Quarter Science and Innovation Centre to provide training and employment opportunities for local people. With this exciting new project, Bouygues UK is gaining a major new customer in the healthcare sector, in line with the growth ambitions set out in the Greenlight strategy.