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VINCI/McAlpine Manchester cancer research centre wins building of year

VINCI/McAlpine Manchester
The Paterson, delivered by IHP, a VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine joint venture

The Christie Paterson Building has been announced as the winner of the Greater Manchester Building of the Year Award 2023.

The award, which is sponsored by CIOB, is part of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Property & Construction Awards. Its aim is to recognise a building’s contribution to Greater Manchester in terms of construction and development, including its impact on the local economy and community.

The £150m building (pictured) was delivered by Integrated Health Projects (IHP) – a joint venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine – and supply chain partners BDP, Arup and Imtech.

The new centre offers a state-of-the-art facility for world-class transformational cancer research. It has provided more than 10,500 sq m of laboratory and research space over four floors, as well as more than 8,500 sq m of consultant workspace.

Part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, The Paterson is a result of a partnership between The Christie, Cancer Research UK and the University of Manchester. It will house scientists, clinicians and operational staff.

At more than 25,000 sq m and at 10 storeys high, it is more than twice the size of the previous facility, which was destroyed by fire in 2017.

In a stringent selection process, the judges visited all projects, with assessments made regarding design quality, construction techniques, sustainability credentials, function and use, economic and community benefits, value for money, innovation and special features.

VINCI had two projects shortlisted for the award: The Christie Paterson and Muse’s New Victoria residential development.

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