This Maggies Centre at the Royal Hospital in Oldham will provide a specialist unit, which will support anyone suffering with cancer across Greater Manchester.
The project architect is dRMM who were British Architects of the Year in 2013 (photos courtesy of dRMM).
The centre is elevated on columns to provide a landscaped undercroft and using highly efficient, engineered timber in the form of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) floor and roof beams achieving span of 10m and cross laminated timber walls (CLT). It is the first time tulipwood cross laminated timber has been used in a permanent building form.
There is a glass-walled void running up through the centre of the building through which a tree will grow.
Maggies successfully won two awards at the North West Construction Awards 2017.