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Work starts on David Morley’s £6m cancer centre

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] David Morley Architect’s £6million Macmillan cancer centre in Brighton has started on site

The 996m2 centre, which is being built opposite the Sussex Cancer Centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, will offer support for people with cancer and their families in a non-medical environment.

The building is expected to complete in spring 2015.

David Morley Sussex Macmillan Cancer Centre

The architect’s view

‘The building has two entrances, one for the visitors and one for the staff which responds to the challenging site topography. The lower ground floor contains staff offices whilst the upper ground floor contains the main entrance for visitors, a foyer and therapy rooms.  The first floor provides large group rooms and a family quiet room.

‘Arranged as a ‘horse shoe’ plan the building layout maximises fantastic views to the sea and create a series of private outside spaces. The shielded courtyard will be a sanctuary for the visitors; while bays formed by curved benches and planters will create a relaxing private atmosphere.’

David Morley Sussex Macmillan Cancer Centre

Project data

Location Brighton
Type of project Cancer Information Centre
Client Macmillan Cancer Support Enterprises
Architect David Morley Architects
Landscape and planning consultant Fira Landscape
Structural engineer Price & Myers
M&E consultant Hoare Lea London
Quantity surveyor Capita PLC
Lighting consultant Hoare Lea
Main contractor Jerram Falkus Construction
Funding Macmillan Cancer Support
Tender date June 2013               
Start on site date March 2013
Completion date Spring 2015
Contract duration 56 weeks
Gross internal floor area 996m2
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Standard Building Contract SBC 11 with quantities
Total cost £5.96 million
Specific environmental targets BREEAM Excellent       

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