15 May 2014
Richard Rogers officially marked the next phase of construction work on a new RSHP-designed £160 million Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London by unveiling a glass window at a special celebratory event onsite.
The window is etched with a drawing based on the original design for the architectural competition that will be installed near the entrance when the Centre opens in 2016. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the largest providers of cancer care in London but these services are currently located in a number of different areas on both hospital sites. When the new centre opens, it will bring together the majority of care and research in a single state-of-the-art building. Patients were put at the very centre of the design process, which resulted in the development of a ‘care villages’ concept that aims to provide the best possible experience for cancer patients and their families by producing treatment areas that are efficient, friendly, functional and safe, maximising both clinical gain and patient care.