Fetal Medicine Research Institute,
King’s College Hospital

The Fetal Medicine Research Institute is a 5,255m² centre of excellence for Fetal Medicine occupied by the Fetal Medicine Foundation and King’s College Hospital. This building rehouses the world leading Harris Birthright Centre, caring for more than 10,000 patients each year, in a high quality hospital and research environment. The client for this project is The Fetal Medicine Foundation. The Fetal Medicine Foundation is a registered charity that aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies through research and training in fetal medicine.

The project is located within the King’s College Hospital campus, adjacent Denmark Hill Station. The new building provides; ultrasound scanning, consulting rooms, treatment rooms, diagnostic laboratories, research laboratories, teaching facilities, lecture theatre, conference rooms, associated administrative and office spaces. The Fetal Medicine Research Institute allows for the combined delivery of NHS services with world class research, teaching and practice in the field of fetal medicine.

Feature columns extend from the ground and are shaped to form the arched roof of the building. Within these the main clinical and public spaces are enclosed creating a calm, stimulating environment for its users. The swooping feature columns in the glazed atrium provide a dramatic focal arrival space that reflects the ambitions of the new unit to improve the level of care to pregnant women and the unborn child.

Fetal Medicine Foundation.

Harris Birthright Centre.