Vinci Construction UK is nearing the end of its work on the cancer care centre, which is aiming to welcome its first patient for treatment in December 2021.
When complete, The Christie at Macclesfield will be able to accommodate 46,000 patient visits a year. It will be capable of conducting 12,500 radiotherapy treatments and 6,800 chemotherapy and haematology treatments as well.
AFL Architects designed the two-storey building. It will house specialist examination rooms, counselling and complementary therapy rooms, and a CT simulator that will help with planning treatment.
The project is currently within its £26m budget, of which £3m will come from the NHS. The Christie charity is currently trying to raise the remaining £23.
The building topped out in March. Since then, most of the windows, doors and internal partitions have been installed. Roofing works are nearing completion and external cladding is being installed. The building’s vinyl floor is also in the midst of being installed.
According to The Christie, the centre’s radiotherapy linear accelerator – a device that uses high-energy x-rays to destroy tumours – will be installed at the end of this month. The CT scanner is set to arrive in early September.
Around that same time, The Christie’s other project, the Paterson building, is expected to top out in Withington.