University College London Hospital is pressing ahead with plans to build a ground-breaking new cancer treatment centre. Scott Tallon Walker, Edward Williams Architects and Tsoi Kobus have won planning for one of the world’s most advanced radiotherapy treatment centres.
UCLH’s planning application for Phase 4 was approved by Camden Council planners on March 20. Proton Beam Therapy, a new world-leading radiotherapy for cancer patients, will be provided below ground and a state-of-the-art patient facility including a short stay surgical unit with inpatient beds and operating theatres will be built above ground.
The decision is a considerable milestone for this substantial and complex project that will end the need for UK children to travel to the US for life-saving treatment and, with a sister unit at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, will treat the most paediatric patients in the world.
The centre is expected to start on site in spring 2015, with completion due in 2018.
Location: Tottenham Court Road/Grafton Way, London, UK
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Edward Williams Architects
Planning consultant: Jones Lang Lasalle
Structural engineer: Campbell Reith
M&E consultant: Arup
Quantity surveyor: Ridge
Specific environmental targets: BREEAM Excellent
UK Government targets: BIM Level 2
Gross internal floor area: 34,596.5m²
Completion date: Late 2018
Client: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Article by Marco Rinaldi