Interserve leads team for proton beam facility
Interserve is to design, construct and co-ordinate a high-energy proton-beam facility for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Work is planned to start on site in 2016 for completion in 2018. The project is part of a ProCure 21+ framework, with Interserve appointed principal supply-chain partner.
This specialist form of radio-therapy can very precisely target certain cancers, increasing success rates and reducing side effects. Its introduction to the UK will bring the treatment closer to patients who currently have to travel abroad.
The team consists of HKS as architect, Arup as engineers and Gleeds as cost consultant.
By designing the facility around the equipment and being brought in so early in the equipment procurement stage, Interserve is helping to reduce the cost of the project and offer value for money. Full level 2 BIM is being used throughout this design process.