The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451
Maggie’s and St Bartholomew's Hospital are working in partnership to create cancer support of the highest quality for patients and families across the seven London boroughs which refer cancer patients to the hospital. With 5,500 new cancer diagnoses a year at Barts there is a vital need to provide cancer support of the highest quality. We anticipate that construction of the Centre will begin this spring and that the Centre will receive over 20,000 visits per year once opened.
We have commissioned leading architect Steven Holl to design the Centre. Holl was selected for his expertise in designing contemporary buildings to complement historic surroundings.
Barts NHS Trust chose the site for Maggie's that would make the Centre most effective, close to the Oncology ward and with easy access to the hospital entrance.
A three-storey "urban townhouse", the new Centre has been designed to an exceptionally high quality and will be full of open space and light created through a layering of materials. The exterior works in harmony with the interior and has been very carefully thought out – allowing natural light to wash over the floors and walls, ever changing through the natural daylight pattern of the seasons. A new garden has been designed by Darren Hawkes.
If you’d like to find out more about our work, or about supporting Maggie’s – as an individual, company, local group, trust or foundation, please get in touch:
"The building of a Maggie’s Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital in the heart of the City will complement our state-of-the-art clinical facilities for cancer treatment and provide vital support for thousands of people whose lives are affected each year by cancer."
Peter Morris, Chief Executive at Barts Health NHS Trust