The Construction of a Research Centre for rare diseases in Children. The existing building was demolished and replaced with a new building providing laboratories and offices. The result was a cutting edge “state of the art” research centre that allows the hospital to be world leaders in developing the fundamental basis of paediatric diseases.


Independent access with stairs to every level. Fan protection as extra precaution to prevent falling debris. Bridging sections with 780mm beams. Hoist platforms with run off platforms into the building; loading bays; internal birdcage scaffolding for the interior contractors. Double Staircase in Layher for contractors and also as a fire escape.

We provided a Loading Gantry for equipment and materials external to the site, so that the emergency routes wouldn’t be affected by deliveries. PHD also provided x3 mast-climbing platforms for the installation of the sloping roof.


The hospital was fully operational 24/7 throughout. There had to be minimal impact to the hospital, its workforce and its patients. All access and delivery points were external to the site. We adopted ‘out of hours’ working so that we could keep the ‘blue’ emergency route fully operational at all times.


Whilst PHD carried out works at Great Ormond Street Hospital some of the team volunteered to take part in the Hospital’s Sustainability Day. This dedicated day was to celebrate the Hospital’s ‘green journey’ and to raise awareness of the environmental issues that exist and how they have a great impact on health and wellbeing.

PHD worked with SKANSKA to create an igloo made from empty milk carton bottles for the children at the Hospital. Throughout the day children came in to help stick the milk cartons together and take part in the other activities the Hospital provided for the celebration.

PHD is an environmentally aware company. We do our very best to leave no waste or mess behind. PHD were more than happy to be a part of this joyful yet small event organised by Great Ormond Street Hospital.


PHD Group were also involved in the annual donation of Christmas presents to Great Ormond Street Hospital which were distributed to the children.