Laing O’Rourke is working with world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and specialist clinical architects Stantec Anshen+Allen, having been appointed in February following a contractor-led RIBA design competition. It is being managed by Essentia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ in-house provider of integrated healthcare solutions.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the largest provider of cancer services in London but these services are currently located in a number of different areas on both hospital sites. When the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s opens to patients in 2016, it will bring together the majority of care and research in a single state-of-the-art building.
Laing O’rourke have awarded Receptek the ‘Specialist Joinery Package’ for the new 14 storey Cancer Care Centre at Guys Hospital. Renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and specialist clinical architects Stantec Anshen+Allen have produced a building and interior that will become iconic in the world of Cancer Care and Treatment. Recognising the need to have a ‘design lead’ company on board Laing O’rourke selected Receptek not only for their attention to detail and ability to develop design but also Receptek’s delivery philosophy mirrors that of Laing O’rourke.
Receptek’s package includes the fit out of Treatment rooms, Consultation rooms, Staff Bases and Reception Areas, Linac Rooms, Beverage bays and many other bespoke furniture elements.
The incorporation of medical gases, Nursecall systems, power, data, and other services is being coordinated with Crown House Technologies, LOR’s inhouse M and E contractor.
Chris Glass, Managing Director for Receptek, says: “With so many stake holders in the design process there are some real challenges on this project. However, Receptek’s experience and ability to manage this process is proving invaluable and the end result is going to be stunning.”
Guy’s and St Thomas’ provides more than 2 million patient contacts a year in acute and specialist hospital services and community services. It is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the UK with an annual turnover of £1.2 billion and 13,200 staff.