Great Ormond Street Hospital opened the £42 million Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children in October of 2019 in London. Developed in partnership with University College London, the 140,000-sf translational research facility collocates biomedical laboratories, GMP manufacturing suites, clinical spaces, and offices to enable the creation of innovative medical devices and personalized gene and cell therapies. Designed by Stanton Williams, the eight-story building features a double-height, 6,458-sf main laboratory, nine tissue culture rooms, seven cleanrooms, a flow cytometry suite, a cardiac research suite, two central atriums, and dedicated zones for research and outpatient care. Hoare Lea provided mechanical, electrical, acoustic, fire, lighting, and sustainability engineering services for the project, which was managed by Gardiner & Theobald. The facility has attained BREEAM Excellent certification and leverages advanced heating, ventilation, and lighting solutions to achieve a 35 percent improvement over UK building regulations. Construction manager Skanska began work on the center in January of 2017.