University College London Hospitals – Proton Beam
London, United Kingdom
The Proton Beam Therapy Unit at UCLH will be one of two designated NHS sites in the UK which will deliver this advanced form of therapy to patients. Proton Beam Therapy is a type of radiotherapy, which uses a precision high-energy beam of particles to destroy cancer cells. Steffian Bradley developed an integrated design for this facility located in the UCLH Campus in central London and adjacent to the recently completed UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre.
The site of the facility is extremely urban and the proposed building fills the site with 5 levels above ground to accommodate inpatient beds and the proton treatment rooms positioned on three sub-basement levels. The proposal also includes commercial space adjacent to nearby Tottenham Court Road, this providing expansion space for future clinical services.
Although the Proton Therapy Units are located deep underground the building incorporates a large 3 storey atrium at its core to bring natural light down into all patient reception and wait areas.
University College London Hospitals
Stage 2/3 Design 2012
- Proton Beam Therapy (3 bunkers)
- Flexible upper level clinical floors 7,600 M2
- Mixed Use Commercial 7,600 M2
- 6 stories above ground / 3 below ground