A state-of-the-art cancer unit has been highly commended in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards.
The Endeavour Unit, which is part of a £35million cancer redevelopment at The James Cook University Hospital, received the accolade in the ‘project of the year’ category.
The unit is one of the first hospitals in the world to treat patients on three leading edge linear accelerators – machines used to give radiation treatment to patients – and also houses a CT scanner and a new outpatient suite.
In partnership with Interserve Project Services Ltd, the trust has also adopted a holistic approach to the building which has purpose-built facilities which are bright, spacious and calm.
This includes a double-height waiting area, fitted with glazed curtain walling, and green initiatives such as a rain-water harvesting system and a ground source heat pump which will provide for the under-floor heating.
There’s also a refreshment bar staffed by hospital volunteers and modern artwork adorns the walls and walkways.
Deputy director of planning Margaret McGloin said: “We’re delighted to receive this accolade. Everyone is very proud of the unit which allows us to provide a high quality service to our patients in a spacious state-of-the-art environment.
The Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards are held every year as a celebration of everything the North East construction industry has to be proud of. Winners are selected across 14 categories including innovation, integration, value, and sustainability.
The trust’s construction partners were Interserve Construction Ltd, P&HS Architects, NBBJ Architects, Billinghurst George & Partners and Jackson Coulson Partnership.