(Maximum 25 participants)
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
Phase 4 site, Macmillan Cancer Centre, Phase 5 site
Lunch at the British Museum
The day will feature presentations on the key learnings of innovative design and construction techniques applied to UCLH projects, followed by tours of three sites that will deliver pioneering healthcare and treatment. The morning session will provide an overview of UCLH’s transformation journey and its approach to building information modelling (BIM). Focus will then turn to understanding the design challenges, solutions and lessons learnt from UCLH’s Phase 4/proton-beam therapy (PBT) project – one of only two sites in the UK that will be offering this specialist radiotherapy for cancer patients. The morning agenda will conclude with a look at the Macmillan Cancer Centre, with Steffian Bradley Architects and UCLH introducing the Phase 5 scheme – a pioneering centre for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat and mouth.
The afternoon tour will begin at the Phase 4/PBT viewing deck. The full site is spread over nine floors – five above ground and four below – and involves one of the largest excavations ever seen in London. Taking just over 50 months to complete, the centre will welcome its first patients in 2019. The tour will then move on to the Macmillan Cancer Centre, before a visit to the Phase 5 site. Also scheduled for completion in 2019, the Phase 5 centre will deliver dental, hearing speech and balance services from two floors below ground and five above.
Providing a refined dining experience with a casual feel, the British Museum’s Great Court Restaurant is located on the upper level of the redesigned Great Court, the largest covered public square in Europe. Designed by Foster and Partners, the two-acre space is enclosed by a spectacular glass and steel roof, with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre. The roof was constructed out of 3,312 glass panes, of which no two are the same.