Anshen + Allen dig deep

Friday 05 Feb 2010

Deepest basement in London constructed for Harley Street cancer clinic

Building work has now completed on The London Clinic’s new £80m cancer centre, making it the largest new build in the private healthcare sector for 30 years. Three of the eight floors of the Anshen + Allen-designed hospital are built underground and the last development phase included the construction one of the deepest basements in London at 16m deep by the McGee Group, the main contractor for the basement box. The basement bunker accommodates the newest radiotherapy equipment and with space at a premium, Ledite blocks were used, a radiation-shielding material which is twice as dense as concrete but uses less physical space.

Anshen + Allen designed the new hospital on Harley Street with the ‘patient in mind’ to help people feel relaxed and comfortable while undergoing their care. Lead contractor for the main build Shepherd Construction took 84 weeks to complete the final phase of development to provide a state-of-the-art hospital, comprising 47 individual bedrooms and 22-day care pods; and refurbishment of a grade II listed building to provide consulting rooms.

Malcolm Miller, chief executive of The London Clinic said: “This is a very exciting time for The London Clinic and our patients – as well as for the future of cancer treatment and care. Our new centre will provide renewed hope and optimism for cancer patients and their families and will help put the UK back on the cancer map.”

Catherine Zeliotis, Associate Director of Anshen + Allen added: “The London Clinic Cancer Centre has set a new benchmark for the design of cancer centres, providing innovative clinical spaces and technologies within a humane healing environment. From the earliest stages of the project, the design team and staff worked closely together to challenge pre-conceived notions on the delivery of cancer care – we have created an inspirational facility which combines the best concepts of patient-oriented design without ever compromising clinical needs; it is a place for life.”

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