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As construction works continue on The Christie site with the aim of improving our patient services, this update is to keep you abreast of the various works underway and their implications to the surrounding area.

As activity increases there may be an increase in construction traffic on Oak Road, this will be monitored closely to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum but if you have any queries or concerns please contact us.


Proton Beam Therapy – work on site w/c  13 March

Concrete pours are currently planned for the following dates:

  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Thursday 16 March
  • Friday 17 March

The pours on Thursday and Friday will require some power floating where we envisage work that may go on longer than our normal working hours.

Please also note that we plan to remove the tower crane over the weekend of 18/19 March.

We will provide an update if any of these dates change.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.


Integrated Procedures Unit - preview tours for neighbours 

As The Christie’s new £7.5m Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU) nears completion, preview tours for our neighbours will take place on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, March 30th.

Situated on our main site in Withington and opening to patients later this spring, the IPU is based above the hospital’s main entrance on Oak Road.

The new unit will allow us to bring five of our day-patient services together under one roof and thousands of patients will receive treatment in one place, meaning shorter waiting times for patients who need to see our plastic surgery, endoscopy, interventional radiology, pain management or day case procedures teams.

The IPU will give patients better access to the latest treatments and medical procedures developed at The Christie.

We will be holding special preview tours, meeting at the new IPU entrance (Dept 2) which is opposite the Oak Road Treatment Centre on Oak Road, on Thursday 30th March 2017 at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm.

These preview visits will last approximately 30 minutes and will provide the opportunity to take a look inside the new unit before it opens to patients, supported by expert commentary from Christie staff.

We would be delighted to see you there. 

Please RSVP to The Christie communications team by 12 noon on Friday March 24th at communications.team@christie.nhs.uk stating your name, telephone number, preferred tour time and number of participants, or call 0161 446 3840/3613.


Car parking project update - January 2017

Click here to read the latest news on our car parking project


Integrated Procedures Unit – Oak Road

The Integrated Procedures Unit is now heavily into the fit-out phase. The shape and mass of the building is now clearly seen from outside the site and adds a neat curved shape to face of the building. The cladding will weather over the next six months and have the same look as the building next door.

The team on site are working hard to keep Oak Road clear and coordinate all deliveries with the Proton Beam project next door. The patient drop off and disabled parking area is working well and our car park team are keeping area flowing well.

Starbucks has now transferred to the Wilmslow Restaurant in department 19 while the new Main Entrance is being built. The Wilmslow Restaurant is open until 7pm Monday to Friday and at weekends until 4pm providing more seating and meeting space.

The new drop off area will take the place of the accessible parking spaces on Oak Road. Alternative accessible parking is still available in car park C, Palatine Road and car park D, Wilmslow Road.

Relaxation space is available in the conservatory on the glass corridor, department 9, if the noise levels in the existing relaxation room are uncomfortable.

Click here to find out more about the IPU and the services it will deliver for patients.


New plant room to replace existing plant room 26 

Works have now been completed to replace the plant and equipment in plant room 26. The new facilities are providing much more resilience to heating and water services across The Christie. 


Proton Beam Therapy Centre

Major structural work is continuing on our Proton Beam Therapy Centre site and over the next month work will continue to complete the bunkers and the cyclotron area.

The remaining areas A,B&C have completed the erection of the steel frames and the upper floor slabs are being completed. The structure to the final section of the site is in progress. 


Oak Road Main Entrance

Enabling works are now underway to develop a new entrance on Oak Road underneath the new IPU project, providing additional seating and an improved retail offer to patients, their families, visitors and staff at The Christie.

Artist's impression of the new Oak Road entrance

Tiered Car Parking

As part of The Christie travel strategy, the Trust are considering the development of tiered car parking on the Golden Lion site on Wilmslow Road and the main staff car park off Cotton Lane. These proposals will be developed in line with public consultation over the next three months. Please click the link for further information.


Paterson Roof Refurbishment

As part of our ongoing asset replacement programme, the roof to the Paterson Institute is being replaced and there will be scaffold erected on Wilmslow Road and other parts of the building. Site access for most site deliveries will be down our service roads.


Theatre 1, 2 & 3 Refurbishment

Good progress is being made with our theatre replacement programme with theatres 1 and 2 already providing better and improved facilities for our theatre staff. Theatre 3 is the final phase which will be refurbished during February and March this year and will be brought up to modern standards when a fast track replacement of mechanical and electrical plant to the theatre is carried out and at the same time the finishes to the theatre will be upgraded.


Linac Replacement Programme

As part of The Christie’s development as a world class cancer center, we have now taken receipt of a brand new MR Linear Accelerator, bringing this new state of the art equipment to the Trust. The structural works to the existing bunker have now been completed and the new MR Linear accelerator is in place. We have recently completed the building work to the ancillary areas. A period of commissioning has now commenced to bring the unit into use.


Staff Welfare Facilities

A series of projects continue being implemented to improve and upgrade the welfare and rest areas for facilities staff.

A new cycle hub in the Nathan House Courtyard has recently been completed. We have now provided 70 cycle parking spaces in and around Nathan House Courtyard and the new shower and locker facilities under Nathan House are now open.

An additional 17 spaces have been created in car park A to help with the demand for parking on site.

Additional buses are running from The Christie to the FREE park and ride service at Christie Fields at the rear of the Premier Inn on Barlow Moor Road. The enhanced (15m intervals) bus service is now permanent. The times of the service have also been extended, see the car parking section for more details.

The finishes to the main corridors throughout The Christie are being upgraded with work being carried out overnight to minimise disruption to hospital users.