Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres: Architects

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres : New Buildings

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7 Nov 2016

Maggie’s Centres Architecture

Maggie’s Centres Buildings News

BBC Two’s Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres TV programme last night featured all Maggie’s Centres.

There were some tantalising glimpses of the new one emerging at the Forth Valley designed by Garbers & James, a London-based architectural practice who realised the design of Maggie’s Swansea by architect Kisho Kurokawa in 2011.

A recent building:

Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Manchester, The Christie Hospital, Manchester, England – 27 Apr 2016
Design: Foster + Partners
Maggie's Cancer Centre
photo © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

A new building design:

Maggies Centre in Oldham, North Manchester, England – 27 + 26 Sep 2016:
Design: dRMM, architects
Maggies Centre Oldham Building
photo from architects

Construction starts on the world’s first permanent building created using hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT).

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Maggie’s Centre Buildings + Designs with Architects, alphabetical:

Maggie’s Aberdeen, Scotland
Design: Snøhetta
Maggie’s Centre Aberdeen Centre
photo : Philip Vile

Maggie’s Cardiff, Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, Wales
Design: Dow Jones Architects

Maggies Cotswolds, Cheltenham, England
Design: MJP Architects – MacCormac Jamieson Prichard
Maggies Cheltenham
photo © Peter Durant

Maggies Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
Design: Frank Gehry

Maggies Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Maggies Fife, Fife, Scotland
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Maggie’s Gartnavel, Glasgow, Scotland
Design: Rem Koolhaas / OMA

Maggies Glasgow, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
Design: Page\Park Architects

Maggies Highlands, Inverness, Scotland
Design: Page\Park Architects
Scottish Iconic Architecture
photo © Keith Hunter

Maggies Lanarkshire, The Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, Scotland
Design: Reiach and Hall Architects
Maggie’s Lanarkshire
photo from architects

Maggies London, London, England – Stirling Prize winner 2009
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Maggie's Centre London
photo : Speirs and Major Associates / James Newton

Maggie’s Manchester, The Christie Hospital, Manchester, England
Design: Foster + Partners
Maggie's Cancer Centre
photo © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Maggie’s Nottingham, Nottingham, England
Design: CZWG Architects
Maggies Centre Nottingham
image © Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s North East, Newcastle, England
Design: Edward Cullinan Architects ; previously by Foreign Office Architecture
Maggie's North East Newcastle
photograph : James Newton

Maggies Centre in Oldham, England
Design: dRMM
Maggies Centre Oldham Building
image from architect

Maggies Oxford, England
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Maggies Oxford
image © Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Southampton, England
Design: AL_A
Maggie's Southampton Centre building
image courtesy of AL_A, architects

Maggie’s Wales, Swansea, Wales
Design: Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates with Garber & James
Maggies Wales
photograph : Thore Garbers

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre expands and announces plans for next seven Centres

11 May 2010

Following a remarkable fundraising campaign, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres – the UK leader in the field of psychosocial support for people with cancer – is delighted to unveil plans for the next seven centres, all due for completion within the next two years.

Maggie’s South West Wales design by late Dr Kisho Kurokawa, ArBITAT architects
Maggies Wales Building
image © Maggie’s Centres

Each available to an average population of 2 million people these future centres, which will include projects by Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA, and other notable architects such as Sir Richard MacCormac and Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, mark the crucial next stage of a network of centres throughout the UK and showcase the unique and ongoing collaboration between Maggie’s and some of the world’s leading architects.

Maggies Gartnavel design by Rem Koolhaas / OMA:
Maggies Centre Gartnavel
image © Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

Maggie’s Gartnavel, Glasgow – OMA – Summer 2011
Landscape designs by Lilly Jencks

Rem Koolhaas of OMA, architects of the Glasgow Centre said, “We accepted the commission with eagerness. I don’t think it should be a building that challenges people to live better; rather it should have a direct effect on the people who use it. The space we have is great because it is linked to the existing hospital, but far enough away from it for us to create another world. It has both privacy and a central position; both sheltered and slightly exposed. The Centre will have a holistic feel and hopefully will provide respite and comfort for people.”

An estimated 1 in 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetime and medical advances mean that more people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis. There is increasing recognition of the benefits achieved through the integration of emotional and psychological support, and information provision, with the clinical and palliative care given to cancer patients. Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres aim to equip people with the tools to build a life beyond cancer through access to this information and support.

In 2009 Maggie’s opened their doors to over 79,000 people, 67% of whom were cancer sufferers and 33% family and friends of someone with cancer. By 2015 Maggie’s aim to be based on almost half of Britain’s NHS cancer centre sites with twenty-three centres open or in development across the UK, and each endeavouring to reach on average 40% of the local cancer population.

By expanding its network of centres Maggie’s will ensure that wherever people are diagnosed with cancer they are able to access the support needed to help them cope with the emotional and psychological consequences of the disease.

The vision of Maggie’s Centres and all past and future centres will be celebrated in The Architecture of Hope, a new book by Charles Jencks and Edwin Heathcote published by Frances Lincoln.

Maggies Nottingham design by CZWG:
Maggies Nottingham
image © Maggie’s Centres

Maggies Centre : Buildings Information incl images

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

Founded in 1996 Maggie’s has been pioneering a new concept of cancer support in the UK providing help, information and guidance to all people personally affected by cancer, as well as friends and family, all free of charge. To date seven Centres have been designed by leading architects including Richard Murphy, Page and Park, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and most recently Richard Rogers, who’s London Centre received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2009.

Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, the Highlands and London the projects are based on the vision of the late Maggie Keswick-Jencks who, whilst being treated for cancer at the hospital, identified the need for cancer patients to access emotional and psychological support.

Maggie’s Centres work closely with the oncology units at the NHS hospitals where they have centres to ensure that the information and support it provides complements the treatment given in the hospital. Indeed, Maggie’s has developed its network of Centres throughout the UK upon the request of NHS Trusts and Health Boards.

On average, each centre costs £1million to build and a further £350,000 a year in running costs. Maggie’s relies completely on voluntary donations and the future seven centres have been supported by individuals, community groups, trusts, and statutory and corporate donations. Maggie’s would like to thank everyone who has supported this impressive fundraising campaign.

Maggie’s Centres: www.maggiescentres.org.uk


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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Center Building in Aberdeen – background information

Maggies Centre Building London – further information

Maggie’s Gartnavel Building – background information

Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, Cardiff
ORMS Architects
Teenage Cancer Unit Cardiff
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Teenage Cancer Unit Cardiff

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