Study Tour 1: London (maximum 24 participants)
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
Chase Farm Hospital, redevelopment
Delegates will hear presentations on the key learnings of innovative design and construction techniques applied to the 34,600m2 UCLH PBT (Proton Beam Therapy) Centre and Phase 4 Hospital. A tour of the facility, currently under construction by Bouygues UK, will follow. The centre has been designed by Scott Tallon Walker as architects, CampbellReith as structural engineers, and Arup as MEP engineers. The cyclotron to produce the beam, and the gantries to deliver it to patients, commenced installation in June 2018, with completion of the facility expected in 2020. This is one of only two NHS sites in the UK that will be offering this specialist radiotherapy for cancer patients, and it’s thought to be only the second PBT centre in the world to be constructed underground with facilities above.
The £130m redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital is said to be the largest projects delivered under the ProCure21+ national framework. The project was commissioned in 2014, shortly after the merger of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust with Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, and completed in 2018. Providing 23,000m2 of new build delivered on a live hospital campus, this development replaces the outdated campus. Landscaping forms part of the healing process with links to therapeutic gardens, sensory planting, natural sustainable urban drainage systems, and green roofs. Varying in height from two to five storeys, entry is via both ends of an airy double-height concourse, while the traditional reception is replaced by mobile help points.