Work starts on £12m cancer centre in Sidcup


State-of-the-art oncology unit to be built at Queen Mary’s Hospital

The construction of a new £12m cancer centre has begun on the Queen Mary’s Hospital site in Sidcup.

Designed by IBI Group, once built the new oncology centre will provide patients with a local, convenient, high-quality service run by staff from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

It will provide radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, as well as an information and advice service for patients and their families.

“Currently, patients who require radio therapy have to travel into central London to receive treatment,” said Kelly Mallinson, an architect at IBI Group.

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

The new building will offer chemotherapy and radiotherapy services supported by two specially-designed linear accelerator rooms. Benefiting from ample parking, patients will also enjoy spacious, naturally-lit accommodation with admission to a beautifully-designed garden for contemplation and relaxation. Created by IBI Group’s landscape architects, this external space encompasses over 35 species of native plants to encourage and support local wildlife species, while providing a holistic and complementary environment for patients during treatment.

The Cancer Centre is being developed and equipped by Healthcare Technologies International (HTI) and will be maintained by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which owns and manages the Queen Mary Hospital site.

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Built by Arien Contractors, the scheme is due for completion in 2016.