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BBC’s DIY SOS- The Big Build

BBC’s DIY SOS- The Big Build

MIB Facades had the honour of contributing to BBC Tv’s DIY SOS The Big Build. The challenge was to build a high wall to use as a back drop for the roof garden. Access and a light weight solution were the biggest challenges, as the garden was to sit on an unused roof between two higher buildings of The Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Our Patented MetSIP Panel was perfect for this challenge and any developer who wants to put extra floors on top of existing buildings without altering existing structures and foundations.

The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital, was designed by garden designer Chris Beardshaw, had its public debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 23rd May 2016, after which it was moved and adapted to the hospital permanently, with the help of the BBC DIY SOS team.

“We are honoured to be offered the opportunity to help out with the DIY SOS and Great Ormond Street Hospital who are both very good causes. we are planning to contribute to another DIY SOS project in the new year””

— Colin James McKenzie, MIB Chief Creative Officer


Geat Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UK’s only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.

Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

Great Ormond Street Hospital receives more than 268,000 patient visits every year. Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are 58 different clinical specialties at GOSH; the UK’s widest range of specialist health services for children on one site.