University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Bouygues UK, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, a contract worth €257 million to design and build a new state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to advanced cancer treatment and surgery services in central London.
Designed by architects Scott Tallon Walker, this treatment centre will be one of the first facilities of its kind in the country. It will form part of a new national high energy proton beam therapy.
The new building will be built in close proximity to UCLH’s Cancer Centre and radiotherapy services, creating a leading hub for cancer treatment in central London.
The 35,000sqm building comprises 6 floors of clinical accommodation above ground, but extends a similar depth below ground in order to provide the necessary shielding to the Proton Gantries.
The proton beam therapy facility will be located underground. Bouygues Travaux Publics will contribute its expertise for the underground element of the project, which involves excavation of 28.5 metres as well as the installation of the latest proton beam therapy equipment – weighing around 120 tonnes per gantry.
With five storeys below ground, it is big enough to contain the Royal Albert Hall. The Northern Line on the west side of the site runs less than 8 m from the deepest point of the large and complex excavation, which has required careful monitoring as the dig and build has progressed.
The works have already begun and the centre is expected to begin treating patients in 2020. The project will achieve the “BIM Exemplar” label, attesting to its exemplary use of BIM (Building Information Modelling). It will also be targeting BREEAM® certification with “Excellent” status.
Construction of proton Beam Therapy (PBT) area at basement level B2 with progressive removal of 2nd layer of excavation struts.
Internal finishes and MEP installations in progress in the first PBT area
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