Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has been awarded the contract to build a new cancer research facility at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, UK.
The project, worth £114 million, is funded by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK.
Early works of construction began in August 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. They were carried out without any interruption to ongoing medical activity in other buildings, most particularly concerning the vibration-sensitive medical imaging centre.
The nine-storey, 27,000 sq. metre BREEAM Very Good-certified building is set to be handed over in December 2022. The standard-setting research center will ultimately be home to the United Kingdom’s largest team of scientists, doctors and healthcare staff.
Date: 24 June 2021