Ground broken on £12m Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, England

7 October 2014 (Last Updated October 7th, 2014 18:30)

Arien Contractors has begun construction of the new £12m Cancer Centre at the Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, England.

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Arien Contractors has begun construction of the new £12m Cancer Centre at the Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, England.

Designed by IBI Group, the new centre is being developed and equipped by the Healthcare Technologies International (HTI) and will be maintained by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which owns and manages the Queen Mary Hospital site.

"This purpose-designed facility gives users and staff access to first-class facilities, improving the overall healthcare experience."

The facility will feature two specially designed linear accelerator rooms that will offer chemotherapy and radiotherapy services.

In addition to the building, the site will provide ample space for parking and offer external garden space featuring more than 35 species of plants.

The new oncology centre will offer radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, as well as information and advice service, and the centre will be run by staff from the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

IBI Group architect Kelly Mallinson said: "Currently, patients who require radio therapy have to travel into central London to receive treatment.

"This purpose-designed facility gives users and staff access to first-class facilities, improving the overall healthcare experience."

The scheme is expected to be completed in 2016.


Image: An artist's impression of the upcoming Cancer Centre at the Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, England. Photo: courtesy of IBI Group.