The multi award-winning Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital, London has some of the best medical equipment in Europe and brings most of Guy’s and St Thomas’ cancer treatment and research under one roof. Previously cancer care was provided in 13 different locations in eight different buildings on the St Thomas’ and Guy’s sites. The £160 million Centre is the culmination of more than 10 years of planning and working in partnership with patients to create a building to transform cancer care.
The 14-storey building’s medical equipment includes six linear accelerators which are the first radiotherapy machines in Europe to treat patients above ground level. This aims to help patients feel more comfortable in natural light and air. The construction of an Innovation Hub within the Centre brings treatment and research together at the Cancer Centre and the space is used by King’s College London researchers to grow their Experimental Medicine Programme.
The complex building was delivered on time, to budget and without causing major disruption to the local community or the hospital’s patients. With collaboration key to the successful delivery, AECOM’s approach to providing an integrated service offering for project and cost management went beyond the ‘contractual’ role, enabling our experts to embed themselves within the client’s organisation from the start, working with the wider team throughout the project, tracking actions in real time and actively managing risks and resolving issues in a very proactive manner.