GSSArchitecture has started work on the new Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Kettering General Hospital, following a turf-cutting ceremony which took place on 12 July.
The centre is the first of its kind in North Northamptonshire, and will bring a range of vital cancer support services together under one roof. Along with providing information on all aspects of treatment, the centre will also provide welfare benefits advice, wig-fitting and signposting to other local services.
Located in the courtyard outside the main block of the hospital, the centre will make use of the space available while also providing an engaging and sympathetic environment for those needing to use the centre. The unique curved nature of the plan will enable the building to interact with several interesting external spaces which have been created, all while maintaining a less clinical and more private, calming space.
Andrew Vallis, architect leading the project from GSSArchitecture, said: “I’m proud to be working on such an interesting and important project to benefit the people of Kettering, building upon GSSArchitecture’s long history with the hospital which dates back over 100 years. Our substantial experience in the healthcare sector, in addition to a close collaboration with both Macmillan Cancer Support and Kettering General Hospital, has allowed us to progress these important plans to site, with works expected to complete early next year.”
GSSArchitecture is working as architect, principal designer and lead consultant on the scheme alongside main contractor Marshdale Construction Ltd and GSSLi, quantity surveyors of the project.
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