Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Building, Cambridge Health Project Design

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital at Addenbrooke’s

Development in Cambridge, southeast England design by NBBJ Architects

18 August 2022

New regional cancer hospital one step closer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

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An architect image of CCRH, from Robinson Way:
Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, Addenbrooke's
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Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, Addenbrooke’s News

The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has been given the green light by the government’s New Hospital Programme to commence the process that will lead to the appointment of a construction partner, who will build the seven-storey 26,000 m2 facility at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, next to Addenbrooke’s hospital.

A virtual ‘fly through’ of the region’s first specialist cancer hospital has also been released today to mark this major step towards making the plans a reality. It gives a glimpse inside the new facility that will transform cancer care for patients across the East of England.

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“We are delighted to share these designs for a modern, state-of-the-art hospital, and are hugely proud that these have been developed in partnership with our dedicated patients and staff.”
Dr Hugo Ford, Clinical Lead for the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

“Design has a huge impact on the way we experience an environment and a significant impact on wellbeing, so it is essential that we get this right.” Dr Hugo Ford, Director of Cancer Services at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said.

“This is an exciting moment for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital as we seek a construction partner to work with us to make our vision for a world-leading facility a reality. This brings us another step closer to changing the story of cancer for patients across the region – and across the world.” Professor Richard Gilbertson, Research Lead for the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, said CCRH Research Lead Professor Richard GilbertsonCCRH Clinical Director Dr Hugo Ford.

Professor Richard Gilbertson, CCRH Research Lead and Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology, Head of Department of Oncology at the University of Cambridge, Director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre and Senior Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Dr Hugo Ford, CCRH Clinical Lead and Director of Cancer Services, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital at Addenbrooke's
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Health Minister Maria Caulfield said: “We are determined to improve outcomes for cancer patients. The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital has been made possible by our New Hospital Programme, backed by an initial £3.7 billion in government funding to deliver 40 new hospitals and state-of-the-art facilities for patients and staff by 2030.

“The centre will help speed up diagnosis right across the east of England and transform the way patient care is delivered, pairing world-class NHS clinicians with innovative university and industry-led research. I welcome the fact that we are now actively seeking a construction partner for this major project.”

Designed by architects NBBJ, CCRH is a partnership between the government’s New Hospital Programme, Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge to build a new regional cancer hospital designed with patient input. It will combine cutting-edge NHS clinical space with three new research institutes that will support the ambitions set out in the government’s Life Sciences Vision, and the NHS Long Term Plan.

Bringing together world-class NHS clinicians with cutting-edge University and industry-led research, CCRH will accelerate the early detection of cancer and lead the way in delivering personalised treatments that will radically improve patient outcomes.

This one-of-a-kind research hospital supports the government’s ambitions to enable more early diagnosis and help the UK become a ‘testbed for oncology innovation’

“This is a place that will change the way we find and treat cancer – through patient-centred care.”

Fiona Carey, Patient Advisory Group Co-Chair

“It’s a new, unique hospital with a mission to save countless lives. Together we’ll discover new ways to detect cancer earlier, treat cancer with more precision, and make more breakthroughs in less time.” Fiona said.

The world-leading CCRH is seeking philanthropic support to make it a reality. The University is working hand in hand with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust to secure philanthropic donations for the project.

An architect image of the front of the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

An architect image of the entrance to CCRH from Keith Day Road:
Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, Addenbrooke's building
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CCRH received approval for the first stage of its business case (the Strategic Outline Case) from the Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England & NHS Improvement in November. The approval of the Strategic Outline Case provided backing for the scheme as part of the government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.

Now the plans are progressing to the next stage as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme with approval granted for the Project to seek Expressions of Interest from the construction industry.

Situated on Europe’s leading life sciences campus, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the hospital will provide new capacity for highly specialised care. It will enable patients from across the East of England’s population of 5.5 million to benefit from world-leading science and improved care pathways.

The CCRH project expects to submit the next stage of the business case process (the Outline Business Case) in autumn of 2022. Construction on CCRH is expected to begin in late 2023.

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