Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital seeks construction partner

We are delighted to announce that the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has now been given the green light to seek a construction partner. The chosen partner will build the seven-storey 26,000 m facility at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, next to Addenbrooke’s hospital. You can see the latest designs in a virtual fly through of the hospital and read the whole story here.

CCRH received approval for the first stage of its business case (the Strategic Outline Case) from the Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England & NHS Improvement in 2021. The approval of the Strategic Outline Case provided backing for the scheme as part of the government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030. Now the plans are progressing to the next stage as part of the government’s New Hospital Programme with approval granted for the CCRH project to seek Expressions of Interest from the construction industry.

CCRH is a partnership between the New Hospital Programme, Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge to build a new regional cancer hospital designed with patient input. It will combine cutting-edge NHS clinical expertise with three new research institutes that will support the ambitions set out in the government's Life Sciences Vision, and the NHS Long Term Plan.

Bringing together NHS clinicians with University and industry-led research, CCRH will accelerate the early detection of cancer and lead the way in delivering bespoke, precision treatments that will radically improve patient outcomes.

We expect to submit the next stage of the business case process (the Outline Business Case) in autumn 2022 and begin construction in late 2023.

Architect image of CCRH
Architect image of CCRH