The Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre

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Interserve is currently on site at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester delivering the UK’s first high energy proton beam therapy centre for an NHS client.

Proton beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy, which can very precisely target certain cancers, increasing success rates and reducing side effects. Its introduction to the UK will bring the treatment closer to patients who currently have to travel abroad to receive it.

One of the most technically challenging aspects of the project is the 'cyclotron', which is the size of big car, but weighs the same as a Boeing 747. Included within the facility are three 360-degree gantries requiring a space as tall as a three-storey house to allow them to operate.  Specialist reinforced concrete is required for radiation protection, measuring over 6m thick in places.

BIM has taken a crucial role in the design and construction of the proton beam therapy centre, which is the first of its kind to target BREEAM excellent.

Contract works commenced in August 2015, the project is expected to complete in 2018.

When completed, the state of the art five-storey building will provide three treatment rooms, research space, a patient reception, consultation rooms and public space. The building is designed to be future-proof with additional space for The Christie to grow into.

Please book your place now to avoid disappointment.  Please contact us if your group requirements are for more than 10 or if you have any specific requirements

There will be a lot to see on this exciting Design & build project.  Watch this space for more information

Address Palatine Rd, Manchester
M20 3JJ
Directions

http://www.christie.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/visiting-the-christie/directions-and-transport/

Parking available yes

http://www.christie.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/visiting-the-christie/directions-and-transport/

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by 13 Mar 2017
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

No under 10's. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Joanne Hollick

0121 331 8022

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