ISG has been awarded a £50m project to build The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London
Named in recognition of Oak Foundation, which has donated £25m to the cost of this new centre, The Oak Cancer Centre will bring together over 400 researchers from across The Royal Marsden’s Sutton and Chelsea sites.
Designed to bring patients and researchers closer together to drive innovation in treatments and outcomes, floor layouts and the high specification materials used throughout the building have been carefully selected with the patient experience at the heart of the process.
The new six-storey, 134,000 sq ft concrete frame building is targeting a BREEAM Excellent environmental performance rating and will become the centrepiece of an ambitious plan, alongside academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, to create a £1bn cancer research campus – The London Cancer Hub, in Sutton.
The building has been designed with adaptability at its core, using large open plan floorplates and reconfigurable spaces to future proof accommodation as new treatments and patient care evolves.
Creating a leading hub for research
Lee Hutchinson, managing director for ISG’s Science and Health business, 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 project scheduled for completion in summer 2022.