White Arkitekter and Hawkins\Brown to design new type of children’s hospital for Cambridge

Securing their second major hospital project in the UK, White Arkitekter brings world-leading hospital design experience to the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital, as part of an expert multi-disciplinary team headed up by professional services company Turner & Townsend.

Cambridge Children’s, which is due to open in 2025, aims to provide a whole new way of caring for young people, integrating mental and physical healthcare, alongside world leading academic research, built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The project is a partnership between two leading NHS trusts – Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) – and the University of Cambridge (UoC).


Embedding genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health, Cambridge Children’s will be a brand-new state-of-the-art hospital designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.

We are so pleased to welcome Turner & Townsend and their team on board to help us deliver this ambitious project. They bring a team of global leaders in their fields, who will work with us to build a new type of children’s hospital – one which treats the whole child, putting them at the centre of everything we do.
Alex White, Project Director for Cambridge Children’s

White Arkitekter brings global healthcare experience to the project, including the recently completed Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg; a world-class paediatric hospital developed using evidence-based healthcare design, where every element is considered from the child’s perspective.


This project, which will run out of White’s London Studio, will see a core team of healthcare design experts from both the UK and Sweden working in close collaboration with Hawkins\Brown Architects, who bring expertise in clinical research. Ramboll will provide full engineering services and MJ Medical brings international healthcare planning expertise to the team.

We’re thrilled to be working on such a fantastic project as part of this outstanding multi-disciplinary consultant team. Our evidence-based design methodology is founded in the knowledge that architecture contributes to healing and patient wellbeing. We’re excited to collaborate with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and stakeholder groups to deliver a world-class sustainable, future-proofed, smart and homely healing environment.
Cristiana Caira, Partner at White Arkitekter

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