Saturday, August 29, 2009

Skanska wins £61m cancer unit in London

Skanska has won a ВЈ61m contract to build a world-class cancer centre in London for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Based on the site of the former Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, which moved into the new University College Hospital opposite Euston Station last November, the treatment centre will cover 14, 800 sq m over seven floors.

Skanska has opted for a reinforced concrete frame structure, which will be fitted with a bronze cladding and curtain wall system.

Skanska’s contract also includes wall, floor and ceiling finishes, mechanical and electrical engineering installations, lift installations, external works and refurbishment of existing underground tunnels.


Skanska wins £61m cancer unit in London


The UCLH cancer centre will be one of the first projects in the country to use the BREEAM 2008 Healthcare standard.
The new Cancer Centre will be connected to the local district combined heat and power system which will bring significant reductions in operational carbon emissions.

Material specifications have been carefully considered to maximise recycled content and minimise associated environmental impact, with significant carbon reductions being targeted in the concrete through the use of cement replacements and recycled aggregates.

Work is expected to start in September this year with completion set for October 2011.

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