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Rogers’ cancer centre starts

Construction has begun on the Guy’s Hospital £160 million specialist cancer clinic won by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in September 2010

Construction has started on Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) competition-winning £160 million New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in central London.

The practice is working with healthcare specialists Stantec, Anshen + Allen on the Laing O’Rourke-led project, which is due to complete in 2016.

The 14-storey scheme at the corner of Great Maze Pond and Snowsfields in Southwark, features three ‘care village’ clinics stacked vertically topped by a penthouse-style staff room.

RSHP says the 20,000m² building has been designed to be highly flexible and is part of wider plans to transform Guy’s Hospital. A spokesperson said: ‘The idea is to make an unavoidably large building seem like a comparatively small, human-scale building, with easy patient choices.

‘From the entrance, the patient will be able to take the lift to one of the three villages: chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a one-stop area. Each incorporates all the elements that a patient may use in a single visit, such as outpatients, imaging and day surgery. Each village is entered via a village square.’

The RSHP team, which is working with engineers Arup and planning supervisor Turner & Townsend on the project, beat Allies and Morrison, Grimshaw, Make, BDP and Hopkins to land the RIBA-backed contest in September 2010 (AJ 17.09.10).

Rogers cancer centre

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