Oak Cancer Centre, Sutton, London

Oak Cancer Centre Suttton, South London hospital building architect, UK healthcare architecture photos

Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton, England

16 August 2023

Design: BDP – Building Design Partnership

Location: Sutton, London, England

Oak Cancer Centre

Photos by Hufton and Crow, Nick Caville

Oak Cancer Centre, Sutton

The new Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton will enable clinicians to diagnose cancers at an earlier stage and has been designed to significantly enhance patient’s experience.

Oak Cancer Centre

It becomes the Royal Marsden’s signature building within the world-renowned hospital and research hub in Sutton, located adjacent to The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and is an integral component of the new ‘London Cancer Hub’ – an emerging ‘knowledge cluster’, which will become a global leader for cancer research, treatment, and innovation.

Oak Cancer Centre

Carefully considered, clinical design by BDP has created a blend of world-leading cancer research spaces, bringing together researchers in the Kuok Research Centre and outpatient activity, including 63 chemotherapy chairs in the Olayan Day Care Unit and the new Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre.

Oak Cancer Centre

The provision of areas where staff and patients can interact with the healing qualities of nature is vital to the design. This creates a contemporary environment and a peaceful atmosphere with easy access to natural daylight, views, and fresh air.

Over six floors, the architecture has integrated multiple, easily accessible external terraces with a striking pergola on the top floor. Each of these provides crucial breathing space for respite for staff and patients. All 63 chemotherapy bays are oriented towards a newly landscaped garden, providing views of green space which enhance patients’ feelings of calm and wellness. The westerly aspect, full height glazing, and external vertical shading fins deliver a filtered, dappled sunlight effect to further enhance feelings of tranquillity.

Oak Cancer Centre

Using the very latest technology, the new Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre and the Kuok Research Centre will provide spaces for world class scientific research and development, which will advance lifesaving treatments and enable earlier, faster diagnosis for more people, enhancing outcomes.

Oak Cancer Centre

It also brings together more than 400 scientists and researchers into a space designed specifically to encourage collaboration at the very heart of the building. The design deliberately embraces the visibility and transparency of this vital work to provide a reassuring presence and real sense of progress and advancement for those being treated.

Oak Cancer Centre

Oak Cancer Centre Sutton – Building Information

Architects: Building Design Partnership (BDP)

Images: Hufton and Crow, Nick Caville

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Oak Cancer Centre, Sutton, England images/ information received 160823 from BDP

Location: Sutton, South London, England, UK

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