Queen's Centre for Oncology & Haematology

A State-of-the-Art Multidisciplinary Cancer Treatment & Research Centre.

The Queen’s Centre for Oncology & Haematology in Hull is a UK Centre of Excellence for the treatment of patients with cancer and blood disorders. In a catchment area that encompasses around 1.2 million people. The £45m scheme was procured under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and was delivered within a 2.5 year period.

The unit consists of five adjoining ward areas housing 116 in-patient beds, out-patient care, a drop-in centre, a chemotherapy day hospital, six radiotherapy rooms and pathology, pharmacy and medical physics facilities. 

The underlying philosophy of the M&E design was to provide a safe and comfortable environment via the following key elements:

  • Ensuring systems were as energy efficient as possible
  • Limit environmental impact
  • Provide appropriate and simplistic automatic controls
  • Provide inherent expansion capability
  • Ensure adequate maintenance space and flexibility
  • Resilience philosophy capable of dealing with many supply failure scenarios
David Kitching, Head of PFI Development at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said...

...you must be very proud to have completed such a remarkable building and facility.”

Hulley & Kirkwood was awarded with an Association of Consulting Engineers Engineering Excellence Award for the design of the M&E Services for this new facility.