Maggies Cancer Centre

To provide a relaxing high class facility for cancer patients, their friends and families.

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The Project

Maggies Cancer Centre based at The Christie Hospital in South Manchester was designed by world renowned architect Sir Norman Foster. It will provide advice and support to people with cancer, as well as their friends and families. HE Simm worked collaboratively with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the full MEP package to the project. The project consists of a small centralised plant room, the heating to the scheme is provided via a underfloor heating system and radiators. The ventilation system is provided to the toilets and kitchen, both systems are fully controlled via the BMS, the BMS also controls the window actuators which are linked to a time clock and weather sensor. The lighting is a bespoke design which is linked back to a centralised control system in the plant room which can be controlled via wall mounted scene select panel. There are also fire alarms, security and CCTV systems provided throughout the building.

HE Simm employed both mechanical and electrical apprentices throughout the duration of the project, sourcing over 90% of the workforce from the local area.

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Project Objectives

The client wanted a high class care facility to be delivered, where patients would feel welcome to come and relax after receiving treatment. This was achieved by working directly with the charity and a number of key stakeholders to fully understand the project specific requirements

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Project Challenges

The project consisted of a number of bespoke engineering services for example, the lighting design, which was particularly challenging. This was due to the bespoke nature of the design and fittings used, which was overcome by working hand in hand with designers and manufacturers of these products.

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The Results

The project was successfully handed over on time for the Official Royal opening which was attended by Camilla Duchess of Cornwall.

Meet the Team

Ron Ellis, Electrical Project Engineer

Ron provided expertise, knowledge and support to his team throughout the construction process, encouraging a collaborative approach at all levels. Ron oversaw the site based activities of the project working alongside a the main contractor to ensure that their needs and expectations where being met to ensure a smooth transition once the building was handed over.