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Planning permission granted to University College London Hospital for new ground breaking cancer treatment facility in Tottenham Court Road

JLL secures planning permission from Camden Council

JLL has secured planning permission for a ground-breaking Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centre and c.35,000 sq m cancer treatment facility for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). Permission was granted by Camden Council.
The new facility, which will be located in Grafton Way off Tottenham Court Road will offer PBT treatment, a specialist form of radiotherapy to patients in the UK. The Government has committed £250 million to fund just two PBT centres - one at UCLH and another at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. Subject to Greater London Authority (GLA) and HM Treasury approval, work will begin in Spring next year and is due to be completed in 2018. 
Guy Bransby, Lead Director in Planning and Development at JLL, said: “Obtaining planning permission for the site was multifaceted, involving close consultation with Camden Council in respect of design, heritage, transport, and residential amenity issues. The scheme will also bring back into use a Central London site that has been vacant for approximately 40 years.
“This is another important step towards a ground breaking PBT cancer facility, an important form of cancer treatment which targets tumours more precisely and improves quality of life following treatment. We are honoured to be part of such a pioneering scheme.”
Kieran Mc Daid, Director of Estates, UCLH commented; “We are delighted that Camden Council’s Planning Committee has supported our planning application for the next phase of UCLH’s strategic development to invest in cancer and surgical services on our central London campus.  Previous investment in services included the construction of University College Hospital, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson maternity wing and more recently the RIBA accredited University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.
“This next stage of our Estate Strategy will see UCLH develop a Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre in Grafton Way supported by operating theatres and a specialist cancer inpatient facility above ground. We look forward to developing the scheme further with the continued support of  our expert team including JLL as planning consultants and both Scott Tallon Walker in association with Edward Williams Architects who have helped us in securing this most significant milestone event.”