Bouygues UK has been awarded a €257m contract to design and build University College London Hospitals’ (UCLH) new advanced cancer treatment and surgery hospital in central London.
The new hospital is designed by architects Scott Tallon Walker in association with Edward Williams Architects.
UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor said: "I am delighted that the contract to build this major new NHS facility has now been awarded.
"It will make a significant difference to the lives of hundreds of NHS patients every year and help us to advance our research into precision medicine."
The treatment centre will form part of a new national high energy proton beam therapy and will feature a facility underground with five additional floors above offering care and treatment of blood cancer and short stay surgery.
Construction of the centre’s underground portion will involve excavation of 25m and the installation of the latest proton beam therapy equipment weighing 120t per gantry. This will be carried out by Bouygues Travaux Publics.
Expected to start treating patients in 2019, the building will be built in close proximity to UCLH’s Cancer Centre and radiotherapy services.
Funding for the project, which aims to achieve the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Exemplar label and BREEAM certification, is being supported by UCLH and the British Department of Health.
Image: University College London Hospitals’ (UCLH) new cancer treatment and surgery centre. Photo: courtesy of UCLH.