Planning permission has been secured for new UCLH clinical facility


Author: Sheila Carney

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UCLH’s planning application for Phase 4 was approved by Camden Council planners on March 20. Pending approval by the Greater London Authority, it means building work can start in spring 2015.

Proton Beam Therapy, a new world-leading radiotherapy for cancer patients, will be provided below ground and a state-of-the-art patient facility including a short stay surgical unit with inpatient beds and operating theatres will be built above ground.

The decision is a considerable milestone for this substantial and complex project that will end the need for UK children to travel to the US for life-saving treatment and, with a sister unit at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, will treat the most paediatric patients in the world.

The centre is expected to start on site in spring 2015, with completion due in 2018. Camden Council - Webcast of meeting and planning decision - New UCLH Clinical Facility by Scott Tallon Walker UCLH - Proton beam therapy gets Samuel back onto the field of play London Evening Standard - Plans for top cancer therapy centre in London get the go-ahead Irish Times - Irish-designed children’s cancer hospital gets planning approval

  • Location: Tottenham Court Road/Grafton Way, London
  • Type of project: Healthcare
  • Client: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Edward Williams Architects
  • Planning consultant: Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Structural engineer: Campbell Reith
  • M&E consultant: Arup
  • Quantity surveyor: Ridge
  • Completion date: Late 2018
  • Gross internal floor area: 34,596.5m²
  • Specific environmental targets: BREEAM Excellent
  • UK Government targets: BIM Level 2

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