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Northern Centre for Cancer Care & Renal Services Centre, Freeman Hospital

A simple plan makes an appealing treatment centre

  • 25K

    Square Metres

  • 60


  • 9


  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Providing the latest treatments to patients in an inspiring healthcare setting

A new award-winning cancer care and renal services centre at Freeman Hospital is delivering treatment to a whole region. And, despite its size, this two-centre facility remains welcoming, legible, and uplifting.

How? We designed a low-rise building with a simple and shallow plan.

Each centre is organised around its own landscaped courtyard, though they share a main entrance and central spine of support services. An atrium runs the length of the building, helping people navigate from place to place and adding more natural light and outside views. Waiting areas for both centres are set up in cloisters around the courtyards. This arrangement offers patients the option of sitting with others or on their own.

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care is the main centre for Newcastle and the northeast of England, combining technology, therapy, accommodation, palliative care, and research. The Renal Services Centre includes a high-specification Haemodialysis Unit, hotel-quality patient rooms, and a dedicated outpatient suite.

All together, the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and Renal Services Centre has the sort of design that focuses on the needs of the patients. They deliver on that promise with expert care, the latest technology, and the right attitude.

At a Glance

  • Freeman Hospital
2008 Building Better Healthcare Awards, Best Hospital Design, Architecture/Buildings
Meet Our Team

Velimira Drummer, Interior Leader, Associate and Senior Architect

Good interior design has the power to enhance our moods and even change our behaviour—at best, it improves lives.
Velimira Drummer Interior Leader, Associate and Senior Architect Read More

Catherine Zeliotis, Principal

Imaginative clinical planning is inseparable from great building design. The free flow of ideas is exhilarating.

Velimira Drummer

Interior Leader, Associate and Senior Architect

Catherine Zeliotis


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