Fairhurst is a proud member of the team that has won the prestigious “Building Project of the Year” award at the Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE) Annual Awards 2019 for the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Northumberland. This is a huge achievement considering the quality of this year’s entrants and the project will now go forward as an entry for the national CENE awards taking place in London in November.
The new clinic is a world class healthcare facility, offering highly advanced cancer treatments, including proton beam therapy and is the first of its kind in the North East. At the heart of the centre’s proton beam therapy facility is the IBA’s 55-ton cyclotron, which is installed into the core of the building with a large crane, and which is used to generate the protons used in proton beam therapy treatment.
John McIntosh, general manager of client Rutherford Estates, said: “We are thrilled that our hard work and the hard work of all our partners and contractors has been recognised with this award.”
Fairhurst’s Newcastle office acted as the Planning Consultant on this project, coordinating the full detailed planning submission, public consultation and discharge of the relevant conditions. They also designed and tendered the site investigation works, providing part time supervision during these works and relevant reports / specifications for the proposed development. The Civil & Structural team designed the sub-structure work, utilising a piled raft foundation for the main clinic building, which in turn supported a load bearing light gauge steel (LGS) super structure which was also designed by Fairhurst on behalf of the frame manufacturer / installer.