James Cook University Hospital, English Cancer Centre Building, Project, News, Design
Middlesbrough Hospital Development
Cancer Centre Project in County Durham, northeast England, UK – design by NBBJ
James Cook University Hospital
Planning consent granted for NBBJ’s innovative Cancer Centre at the James Cook University
December 8, 2009 – Middlesbrough Council has granted planning consent for the development of a new oncology centre at The James Cook University Hospital. The project is being developed under the NHS P21 programme by Interserve Health with the London studio of international architects, NBBJ, as the lead designer.
Inspired by the healing environments for the comfort of cancer patients achieved at Maggie’s Centres, NBBJ’s new freestanding Satellite Centre at James Cook will provide heavy diagnostic and radiation treatment services in equally supportive surroundings – achieved through thoughtful architecture, varied humanistic settings including art, abundant natural light and materials in a garden environment.
The project showcases an innovative approach to the delivery of clinical services in which new linear accelerators, the associated planning suite and outpatient examination and consultation areas will be located in the Satellite, 50 metres from the existing department. Extensive modeling revealed that this unusual split would, on balance, enable numerous operational and environmental benefits. The existing facility will remain in operation during a concurrent programme of phased refurbishment and expansion. P+HS is leading the refurbishment of the existing facility and is completing construction documents for both projects.
Construction is projected to start Dec 2009, with a completion in summer 2011.
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The international firm of NBBJ is at the forefront of healthcare planning and design globally. NBBJ has designed the landmark San Diego Children’s Hospital and more than 50 children’s and other significant healthcare facilities worldwide, including Massachusetts General Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. NBBJ’s emphasis on innovation and “Change Design” has also attracted non-profit, corporate and hospitality clients such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Boeing Airplane Company and the six-star The Sail@Marina Bay residences in Singapore. The London Studio has been engaged in projects for the Wellcome Trust, University of Cambridge – as well as for Addenbrooke’s, North Bristol and James Cook University NHS Trusts.
NBBJ Healthcare Practice
For more than 60 years, NBBJ has been recognised as an international leader in healthcare design. The firm has defined the role of architecture in promoting health and healing, influenced the relationship between contemporary medical practice and the patient, and set precedents that have changed the face of healthcare. NBBJ’s Healthcare practice is consistently ranked among top five in the world by Modern Healthcare and has collaborated on seven of the top 10 US News and World Report Honor Roll hospitals, including the University of Washington Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. NBBJ’s approach to healthcare design is tied directly to the ability to treat and heal patients, which has led them to be named the Most Admired Healthcare Practice in the nation for two years in a row. The firm has ten offices worldwide, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Columbus, New York, London, Dubai, Moscow, Beijing and Shanghai.
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