Architecture award for cancer centre 

24/07/2012 00:00 

The University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre has received a prestigious architecture award – just three months after it opened.
 
Kieran McDaid (centre) picking up the award on behalf of University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

L to r: Andy Samuels, Skanska, Kieran McDaid and Patrick Nee, Hopkins Architects, picking up the award on behalf of University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre


Hopkins Architects, who designed the building, and Skanska Contruction, who built it, won in the health category at the New London Awards at the Guildhall in the City.
 
The New London Awards honour the capital’s very best architecture, planning and development. They celebrate the best schemes in the capital both built and on the drawing board, temporary and permanent – giving recognition to the impact projects have on their surroundings and their contribution to London as well as to their architectural quality.
 
Patrick Nee, partner at Hopkins Architects who designed the centre, said: "We are delighted that the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre has won this prestigious award . It is an acknowledgement of the vision and committment of UCLH, Macmillan Cancer Support and the talented team of doctors, nurses, consultants and other healthcare professionals who have been involved in designing a centre which truly focusses on the needs of patients."
 
Kieran McDaid, director of capital investment at UCLH, said: “Very few truly innovative hospitals are now built. But with pride the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre team have delivered a magnificent new building that has the needs of cancer patients and the environment at its heart. In its creation the rule book for providing cancer care was torn up in favour of a space that humanises and responds to the needs of the patients at every stage of their care.”

University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre 3rd floor
 
Entries were judged by a panel of international experts in the fields of architecture and urban design including David J Burney, Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Design and Construction; Dominique Alba, Director of Apur in Paris; Monica von Schmalensee, CEO/ VD, partner, White, and Riccardo Marini, City Design Leader of Edinburgh City Council.
 
A total of 36 prizes were handed out in 12 categories – 18 winners, two special awards and 16 commendations – from across the capital. These were selected from 213 entries that together represent some £10bn of development in the capital.
 
All shortlisted projects will feature in a 12-month exhibition at the NLA galleries at The Building Centre and the 2012/2013 edition of the New London book.

More information at www.newlondonarchitecture.org/news.php

 

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