Construction completed on £160m Guy’s Hospital cancer centre

Guy's Hospital cancer centre

Laing O’Rourke has completed construction on a £160m cancer centre at Guy’s Hospital in London.

The 14-storey building was handed over by the contractor to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust on Monday.

The project will now move into the fit-out phase and is expected to be open to patients in the autumn.

It will be fitted out with medical equipment which will include six linear accelerators – the first radiotherapy machines in Europe to treat patients above ground.

The new cancer centre will bring together most treatment into one building – currently cancer care is provided in 13 different locations in eight different buildings on the St Thomas’ Hospital and Guy’s Hospital sites.

The centre will also include an Innovation Hub, which will be the focal point for cancer researchers from King’s College London, and a drop-in information and support service for cancer patients and their families.

The project was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and specialist healthcare architect Stantec.

Arup provided design engineering services, while main contractor Laing O’Rourke built the cancer centre and led the project team.