Proton Beam Therapy Unit – Cost ManagementLondon

Ridge was appointed by UCLH to undertake a feasibility study and outline business case to support a bid to the Department of Health for a new cancer treatment centre. As part of the UCLH bid Ridge also undertook 60-year life cycle costing analysis and a complex programme for completion of the works.

At a depth of 24m, this project is one of the largest basement constructions in London.

The Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) development comprises a five-storey subterranean basement construction for a four-gantry treatment facility and Proton Beam Linear Accelerator. Above this a nine-storey development will house a cancer treatment unit with eight theatres, two MRI & CT scanners, recovery and short-stay beds, research and private healthcare facility.

Ridge was appointed to carry out a complex feasibility to amalgamate the PBT with Outpatient Departments from other hospital sites.

Development of a complex business case model to determine the affordability of the project and ensure the most cost-effective solution was achieved for the Trust.

Subsequently, the Trust decided to develop the Outpatients’ solution on an alternative Trust site and reallocate the space above the PBT centre to form an in-patient cancer treatment centre.

The brief required minimisation of energy usage / CO2 emissions, renewable technologies, new electrical substation / incoming supplies, and relocation / integration of BOC gas supplies.

BIM was actively promoted through the design development and is currently looking to achieve Level 2 with FM integration going forward.

The existing utility services were required to be diverted outside a 3m exclusion zone from the site boundary to permit piling under the main contract. Ridge completed and diverted all of the existing services in order to mitigate risk to the main contract programme.

To facilitate this scheme, Ridge is managing and administrating a new incoming power supply 2kms from site. Enough power is required for the PBT building, another UCLH project and a proposed UCL Data Centre.

  • £330 million

    Project value