[VIDEO] Work is progressing on Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ competition-winning new cancer centre at Guy’s Hospital in London
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, which is working with engineers Arup and healthcare specialists Stantec 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).
Work began on site in February 2013, and had to negotiate the preservation of the remains of a wooden Roman boat located four metres below ground.
Ivan Harbour, Partner and lead designer, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, said: ‘We’re very proud of The Cancer Centre at Guy’s, which aims to balance clinical gain with patient care by combining a welcoming and uplifting environment with state-of-the-art treatment facilities. Designed on a human scale to provide the best possible experience for patients and their families, it also has the flexibility to adapt and actively support change in clinical and accommodation needs over time.’
The project, which topped out earlier this week, is set to complete in spring 2016.
Location London Bridge, London
Type of project healthcare
Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
Specialist healthcare architect Stantec
Client Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Project manager Essentia - Guy’s and St Thomas’ capital, estates and facilities directorate
Contractor Laing O’Rourke
Structural engineer Arup
M&E engineer Arup
Academic partner King’s College London
Cost £160 million
Sustainability target BREEAM Healthcare Excellent