Construction completed on UK cancer centre

WCN Editorial Team 30 Sep 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The £160M cancer centre at Guy’s Hospital, in London, has opened its doors to patients following the completion of construction work.

The new 14-storey building will accommodate most of Guy’s and St Thomas’ cancer treatment and research services under one roof — cancer care was previously provided in 13 different locations in eight different buildings on the St Thomas’ and Guy’s sites.

The centre features an Innovation Hub that will be used by King’s College London researchers to grow their Experimental Medicine Programme.

The project involved the use of exposed concrete elements, and the addition of a 12-storey prefabricated steel-frame plant tower.

The facility has been designed by architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in partnership with specialist healthcare architect Stantec, while Laing O’Rourke served as the main contractor.

Laing O’Rourke head of UK construction Liam Cummins said: “The project was a success from the beginning and it’s great to see the doors open at the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital.

“It was delivered on time, to budget and without causing major disruption to the local community or the hospital’s patients. We collaborated with all partners from the very beginning to ensure we delivered one of Europe’s leading cancer centres.”

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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