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15 November 2012

Cancer Centre at Guys receives planning permission

The proposed Cancer Centre at Guy’s was awarded planning permission on 8 November. The 14-storey building which will consolidate all of the Trust’s oncology services on one site and is planned to start on site in March but is subject to approval by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Ivan Harbour, Partner in charge of the project said ‘We are delighted by the news that the Cancer Centre at Guy’s has received planning permission. Architecture has the ability and responsibility to improve people’s lives; nowhere has this been more evident to us than at Maggie’s London.

‘We have been challenged by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to develop these qualities for a large-scale centre of excellence and our competition proposal set out a concept to achieve this. The consented building is the result of 18 months design development to prove this concept and it has been a fascinating insight into a building typology often subserved by regulation and complexity.’