Visibility People’s sight matters Issue 13 | Winter 2019 We are pleased to announce AECOM with Penoyre & Prasad and White Arkitekter have been appointed to design our new centre for eye care, research and education. This is a joint scheme between Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity, known as Oriel. The Oriel vision is to create an environment for innovation to flourish, inspiring improvements in people’s sight and changing lives through pioneering research. AECOM will work with the Oriel team and key stakeholders, including patients, to develop concept designs. This exciting appointment is the result of a six-month competition. The winning team were selected from a shortlist of five teams by an evaluation panel including representatives from MEH, UCL, MEC and the Royal Institute of British Architects. The charity was represented by chairman, Mervyn Walker, and trustees David Probert, chief executive of MEH and Rob Jones, vice chair of MEH governors. This important milestone follows an option being secured on the site near St Pancras and in December, the government pledged a major grant towards the scheme. There will be a public consultation on the relocation of services from the hospital at City Road to the new site, giving staff, patients, and local residents the opportunity to share their views. Philanthropy will play a vital role in the development of this world- class facility. We look forward to keeping you updated as our plans develop. AECOM selected to design new world leading vision centre In this issue Meet supporter Grace Payne Page 3 An astronomer’s view into the eye Page 4 Making a difference to sight and life Page 6 Leave a lasting legacy Page 9 Photo courtesy of AECOM / Penoyre & Prasad / White Arkitekter