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MJP to build new cancer care unit - images

Richard MacCormac has become the latest starchitect to be given the go-ahead for a new Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre.

Following in the footsteps of Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard (MJP) will build a new £3 million specialist cancer treatment unit in Cheltenham after winning planning permission for the centre.

'Maggie's Cotswold' will be housed in a new single-storey extension to a Victorian Grade II-listed pool keeper's lodge in the grounds of Cheltenham Hospital.

It is understood that MacCormac donated the design of the centre to the charity, which will become Maggie's sixth specially designed care unit.

According to MJP, 'the building, with its combination of openness and intimacy and its secluded gardens can provide a sanctuary away from the busy hospital which complements the emotional and psychological support provided by the Maggie's centre staff.'

Work on the building, which will serve Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, South Worcestershire and parts of Powys, is expected to start in August 2007.

by Richard Waite

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