ISG to build £50m Oak Cancer Centre in London

WCN Editorial Team 23 Oct 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

ISG has been awarded a contract to construct £50m The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London.

The new cancer facility will be located in Sutton. The building will provide medical day-care, new outpatient facilities, and collaboration space for clinical researchers to speed up cancer diagnosis and treatment for patients.

The project has been named to honour Oak Foundation as it has donated £25m for the new cancer care facility.

The Oak Cancer Centre will facilitate collaboration of over 400 researchers from across The Royal Marsden’s Sutton and Chelsea sites.

This project is scheduled for completion in summer 2022.

It will be a six storied building of 134,000ft2 concrete frame.

The structure is aiming to get a BREEAM Excellent environmental performance rating.

The building will be the key of The Royal Marsden’s plan, along with its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, in order to create a £1bn cancer research campus - The London Cancer Hub, in Sutton.

The building has been designed in a way to bring the patients and researchers closer together in order to boost innovation and bring better results.

The materials used in the building and floor layouts have been chosen to provide better experience for patients.
In the ground level, a large full height atrium will provide ample amount of natural light.

The building will feature a saw tooth roof design, which will allow light to enter the building, while providing space for a large photovoltaic array to produce emission-free power.

The building will be constructed on a sloping brown field site. The patient area will extend across the lower ground floor right up to level two.

The two upper floors will provide space for The Royal Marsden’s team of cancer researchers.

The new centre will have facilities such as Rapid Diagnostic Centre and a new Medical Day Unit.

These have been designed to provide the right environment to patients receiving chemotherapy.

Level two will have an open treatment bay area to optimise treatment experiences for patients.

ISG’s Science and Health business managing director Lee Hutchinson said: “Creating leading-edge healthcare facilities that enable clinicians and researchers to improve patient outcomes is a direct way that the construction industry can make a positive societal impact with a multi-generational legacy.

“The unprecedented nature of this current global health crisis has acutely focused attention on a sector that we all rely upon, and one so intrinsically linked to the physical infrastructure that supports patient outcomes and the research and development that is transformative to our lives. This is a project of major significance for our business, with every member of the delivery team fully focused on creating a world-leading hub for treatment and research into cures for cancer.”


The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London to be completed in 2022. (Credit: ISG ltd.)

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