UCL and RNOH Biomedical Engineering Hub – reserved matters application

bio-medical engineering hub design

A hybrid planning application for the comprehensive, phased redevelopment of the RNOH was approved by the London Borough of Harrow in August 2013 (ref. P/3191/12). The Hybrid Planning Permission included the comprehensive redevelopment of the RNOH site to include 56,871 sqm of hospital development (C2 Use Class), 21,000 sqm of multi-storey car park (Sui Generis) and 40,260 sqm of residential development (C3 Use Class), including the provision of open space and wider ancillary development. The application also included detailed permission for site enabling works.

The Biomedical Engineering Hub (BEH) is a joint venture project between UCL and RNOH and will be submitted as a reserved matters application pursuant to the Hybrid Planning Permission. The principles of development have been approved as part of the Outline element of the Hybrid Planning Permission, including the site location, building parameters and use. This application therefore seeks detailed permission in relation to access, appearance, scale, landscape and layout. The Gross Internal Floor Area (GIFA) of BEH is approximately 4,200 sqm.

UCL currently occupies eight buildings on the RNOH site which will be replaced by BEH. The new building will be located towards the northern end of the Central Development Zone (‘CDZ’), within the parameters approved as part of the hybrid permission. The site is currently cleared and lies to the north of the existing main hospital access road. The site is located within the Green Belt on the northern edge of the Harrow Weald Ridge, an Area of Special Character and is considered to be important in terms of the character, appearance and history of London.

BEH will be occupied by the UCL Division of Surgery staff at Stanmore, together with UCL Faculty of Engineering teams and the RNOH Department of Histopathology and Research & Innovation Centre team. Bringing these teams together in a single building will create more opportunities for collaborative working and will help train new orthopaedic surgeons and other clinicians. The intention is to create a modern, flexible, world class research, academic and clinical building.

Your feedback can be provided via email or to the address below:

Biomedical Engineering Hub – Consultation
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Estates & Facilities Department
Brockley Hill

The proposals will also be presented to the London Borough of Harrow’s ‘Major Developments Panel’ on 2nd July 2015 at 19.30. Members of the public are invited to attend. Details of the venue are set out below:

London Borough of Harrow
Civic Centre
Station Road

Feedback will be used to inform the design of the proposed Biomedical Engineering Hub and we welcome all comments.

hub design image 1Bio-medical engineering hub design (click image to open slideshow).
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Plant room plan.pdf409.98 KB
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Site plan.pdf816.59 KB

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