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UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre Topped Out April 18, 2011

On the 29th March 2011, representatives from the UCLH Foundation Trust joined Skanska UK and the Project Team in raising an evergreen tree to the roof of the new UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, marking the completion of the super structure.

UCLH Chief Executive Sir Robert Naylor said "It is incredibly exciting to see the construction of this building moving another step closer to completion. The UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre will revolutionise cancer care in the UK and help patients really take control of their care."

Paul Chandler, executive vice president of Skanska UK said "Today marks an important milestone in the creation of the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre. I look forward to the completion of the building, when we will hand over a facility that will enable the staff of UCLH to provide world-leading cancer care and treatment to the people of London and beyond."

This new state of the art centre will have the UK's first PET MR scanner and provide the facilities for cutting edge clinical research and the treatment and holistic support necessary for thousands of patients, their families, friends and carers.

The project recently received a significant donation of £10m from Macmillan Cancer Support, and is also working with other charities including Teenage Cancer Trust and the UCLH Charitable Foundation to further fund the project.

The building is due to be completed in early 2012.