The Forum will be largely fabricated offsite by Laing O’Rourke and then assembled on site

The Forum Cambridge

Planning has been granted by Cambridge City Council for The Forum, a £120m mixed-use medical and education facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The scheme comprises a post-graduate medical education centre, 900 delegate conference centre, 90-bed private hospital, and four-star hotel.

The entire structure and its mechanical and electrical system will be fabricated off-site by Laing O’Rourke and then assembled on site. The building’s stone aggregate façade resembles local Cambridge stone.

The Forum, designed by Seattle-based architects NBBJ, is being developed by a joint venture between John Laing and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHT).

Dr Keith McNeil, chief executive of Cambridge University Hospital, said: “Achieving planning permission is a key step in bringing better treatments to patients. It will provide a fantastic opportunity for research professionals and clinicians from Cambridge and around the globe to work closely together on new research and practices in healthcare.

“The addition of a new post-graduate education centre, hotel and conference centre and other facilities will further cement our reputation as one of the world’s leading medical cities.”