Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Description: Feature stairs and architectural metalwork
Award Winning Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital Features A Striking Internal Staircase and Architectural Metalwork Manufactured and Installed by PAD Contracts.
Architectural Metalwork specialists PAD Contracts are delighted to have worked on The Kings Health Partnership Cancer Centre (KHPCC), designed by leading architectural practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and built by Laing O’Rourke.
The Cancer Treatment Centre at Guys Hospital has been designed to transform the experience of cancer patients with all treatments available in one place. The foot print of the building is triangular in shape and 14-stories in height. At the heart of the centre is a fine-looking staircase that gains attention without overpowering the spacious open atrium area.
The feature staircase manufactured and installed by PAD Contracts has distinctive beech veneer panelling that works its way from floor to floor with beautiful half landing areas featuring curved panelling and accompanying curved handrails. The light and spacious feel of the atrium is enhanced further by the curved half landing areas which appear free standing but for the supporting suspension rods connecting to the steel framed staircase below – to provide structural integrity.
Phil Pagan, Managing Director for PAD Contracts comments;
“We’re really pleased to have been a part of this worthy project. The staircase and accompanying bespoke metalwork really showcase our work. Ultimately, we think the staircase and atrium panelling look fantastic and possess an inviting, airy feel in keeping with the overall design of the Centre.”
Largely funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Cancer Centre at Guy’s was made possible by a grant of £25 million from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and a £15 million grant awarded to King’s College London from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (managed by the Higher Education Funding Council) for the Innovation Hub.