Following on from the improvements to patient pathway provided by the main entrance development, this project forms part of the estates development plan to improve pathways within the hospital. Glancy Nicholls Architects were initially appointed to develop a 10-year Estates Strategy Plan. However, having worked closely with the Trust, the need to improve the existing theatres and tumour treatment areas were identified. Following a full review of the developing campus masterplan and a detailed stakeholder engagement process, we were commissioned to design a new replacement Tumour ward extension and the creation of an additional four state of the art theatres up to Stage 3.

The Tumour ward extension provides accommodation developed through briefing with the Tumour ward and Macmillan representatives at Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt hospital. The new reception area, consultant rooms, physiotherapy and administration areas are located at ground floor, whilst 10 bed spaces are located at first floor which enables greater privacy and dignity for patients. Whilst ensuring that the required patient flow was maintained, the use of ground floor space was developed pragmatically to enable further future development.

The creation of a second building providing four new operating theatres, a new high dependency unit and other recovery areas together with an integrated admissions unit for both day cases and inpatient surgical procedures, has allowed this internationally acknowledged centre of excellence to remain at the forefront of medical advancement.