Thanks to a £70m fundraising appeal, the new Oak Cancer Centre, so named after the Oak Foundation which provided £25m of will bring 400 researchers together to promote the sharing of ideas and innovation in developing new treatments for different types of cancer.
Located at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, the researchers will work and collaborate across three floors within the six-storey building. In addition to the research teams, the site will also provide new outpatient facilities and medical daycare for those receiving chemotherapy treatment, undergoing blood tests or visiting their oncologist, thus avoiding trips to the hospital.
The building itself comprises 134,000 sq ft and is targeting a BREEAM excellent rating. Natural light floods the centre of the building thanks to a full-height atrium, whilst its saw-tooth roof design also allows light to enter.