Cancer Care Centre, Royal Oldham Hospital

Cancer Care Centre, Royal Oldham Hospital


Project details

Sector Healthcare

Client Maggie’s Cancer Care

Location Oldham

Value £4,000,000

  • Engineer of the Year 2017 – Structural Timber Awards
  • Small Project 2017 – IStructE Awards 2017
  • Lancashire & Cheshire Regional Group Prize 2017 – IStructE Regional Awards 2017
  • Engineer of the Year, Healthcare Project of the Year – Offsite Awards 2017
  • Building of the Year – RIBA North West Awards 2018
  • Sustainability Award – RIBA North West Awards 2018
  • RIBA North West Award – RIBA North West Awards 2018
  • One of four shortlisted for the IStructE Awards 2018 in the Small Projects ( of between £1-3 million) category.

The Maggies Centre in Oldham provides a program of support for anyone suffering with cancer across Greater Manchester.

The project architect was dRMM who were British Architects of the Year in 2013.

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.


“Maggie’s cancer centre in Oldham: a balm for the senses”
Read the Guardian article here

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