Introducing Guy’s Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital
The state-of-the-art Cancer Centre at Queen Mary Hospital in Sidcup, Kent has been built to provide local cancer patients with the opportunity to be treated closer to home. The new centre offers pioneering treatments alongside ground-breaking research, helping to improve cancer care and outcomes for patients. This project forms part of a £30 million investment plan to develop facilities and services in Sidcup and is a partnership venture between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

CGL Facades were delighted to be awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install the cladding system at this exciting new development. The aluminium polyester powder coated panels chosen for this project are CGL’s Traypanel system. The tri-coloured panels are supported by the CS1 grid, enabling air to constantly circulate, forcing any moisture that penetrates the joints of the cladding panels out before it reaches the building structure behind. The use of a robust, lightweight and impervious material like aluminium means that the building is protected from the elements all the while creating an aesthetically pleasing, efficient and low maintenance facade.

Due to the lightweight and strong nature of the aluminium, it allowed for the creation of innovative design to give the building a distinctive appearance. The Main Entrance and North-West corner of the building have a CGL Traypanel softfit system fitted, and further Traypanel cladding system to create an overhanging canopy at the Main Entrance.

CGL are pleased to have worked closely with Arien Contractors and IBI Taylor Young Architects to create this bright and modern, yet understated building that provides an ideal setting for its purpose. This new sophisticated treatment centre follows other similar developments in and around London, intended to make cancer treatment more easily accessible. Patients will no longer have to travel into Central London for treatment and will also benefit from peaceful landscaped gardens and supportive services available.

The primary objective of the Centre is to deliver a fully-integrated cancer service, caring for patients’ physical and emotional needs as well as providing advanced and complex treatments. It has been a privilege to be part of such a worthwhile project and although Arien Contractors are specialists in construction for the healthcare service this was the first of its kind for CGL and we look forward to participating in similar projects in the future.

If you would like more information about the CGL Traypanel System and how it can be used for your next project contact us here.
Posted by Ryan Prentice
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018