Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

A new-build facility designed specifically to support children with life-threatening illnesses. The 23,680ft² development provides onsite care and support for over 450 children and offers their families a homely environment. Slightly sunk into the hillside, the accommodation has a single storey entrance, oak-framed hall, multi-faith room, children’s bedrooms and family rooms.

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Project name
Noah's Ark Children's Hospice 

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice 

Barnet, North London 

Services provided

  • Cost consultancy (pro bono)
  • Quantity surveying 


Our initial involvement began following an enquiry from an existing client requesting our support on a pro bono basis. Our team delivered pro bono cost planning services which led to our appointment for quantity surveying services on a fee basis.

Translating volunteer work into a rigorous programme of fast-moving construction delivery whilst maintaining good relationships with collaborators was challenging but successful.


The Ark is a home-from-home for families and is shaped like a butterfly, the symbol of the children’s hospice movement. The double-height central hall is framed in oak with fully glazed entrances at each end, creating a large, airy space for socialising and giving the building an authentic ‘Noah’s Ark’ feel. A palette of muted materials includes textured brick and an exposed timber structure with splashes of colour from furniture creating the warm and welcoming feel needed for this environment.


The development was received very positively by the client: "It is wonderful that our vision has been realised for a children’s hospice in North London filled with life and light. It’s an iconic building and the perfect environment for children to receive their care and for families to receive support. The building, construction and property industries have been inspirational in enabling this project to reach completion. It’s rare that such diverse industry bodies work together, but we’re extremely grateful that they’ve enabled us to build The Ark, the children’s hospice London has been crying out for".

Alison Goodman, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

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surrounding nature reserve
photovoltaics generating electricity for the building
children can be accommodated and supported

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