Bouygues utilising BIM on £190m proton beam therapy cancer hospital

Credit: Bouygues
Credit: Bouygues

Bouygues Construction are in-charge of a Building Information Modelling extension of University College London Hospital (UCLH) worth £190 million.

The French contractor’s UK division are bringing the specialist cancer treatment centre to life, an addition designed by Scott Tallon Walker in association with Edward Williams Architects. High energy proton beam therapy will be the unit’s specialism, treating hard-to-reach cancers as well as blood cancer.

According to The Construction Index, the healthcare facility is expected to achieve the “BIM Exemplar” label, an honour that reflects “exemplary” BIM implementation.

BIM coordination will certainly play a pivotal part in ensuring the proton beam equipment is installed without a hitch, as the machinery weighs a whopping 120 tonnes.

“I am delighted that the contract to build this major new NHS facility has now been awarded,” commented UCLH’s Chief Executive Sir Robert Naylor. “It will make a significant difference to the lives of hundreds of NHS patients every year and help us to advance our research into precision medicine.”

Bouygues UK Chairman and CEO Madani Sow shared his thoughts also: “This latest contract highlights our enviable reputation for building first-class healthcare facilities across the capital. We are proud to be working with UCLH on the delivery of what will be part of a vital new, national service for NHS patients here in the UK.”

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