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Leeds Cancer Centre, St James’s Institute of Oncology

Landmark cancer centre at UK top hospital

  • 67K

    Square Metres

  • 300


  • 12


  • Leeds, United Kingdom

    Leeds, United Kingdom

Comprehensive treatments, teaching, and research under one roof

St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, affectionately known to all as Jimmy’s, is welcoming a new building and a new department to its campus. As part of the Leeds Teaching Hospital’s NHS Trust, the new institute will build on an international reputation for high quality cancer treatment and research pioneering.

So how do you fit the facility you want to build on a challenging spot?

The location for the new Institute of Oncology is a sloped, 12,000 square metre site, but our client needed a much larger facility. The site was prominent, with great light and fantastic views of the city. The solution was a 12 storey landmark that takes advantage of elevation to codify the building. Three copper-clad patient wings sit above glazed ambulatory floors and the masonry base of the radiotherapy department. The high-tech treatment block is a distinctive graphite, and it’s separated from the patient wings by a light-filled gallery that runs the length of the building.

The Leeds Cancer Centre offers a wide range of cancer and clinical services including 12 linear accelerators, five simulator rooms, brachytherapy suites, chemotherapy, haematology, imaging, palliative care, an ITU and HDU department, a teenage cancer unit, a patient hotel, and outpatient clinics.

At a Glance

  • St James’s University Hospital
2009 Building Magazine, Design Awards, Runner Up for Best Public Building
2009 The Concrete Society, Winner of Innovation in Concrete
2008 Building Better Healthcare, Commended for Best Hospital Design
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Ileana Alexandratos, Senior Associate, Healthcare Architecture

For me healthcare architecture is all about people. I enjoy building consensus between groups to create a shared vision.
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Ileana Alexandratos

Senior Associate, Healthcare Architecture

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