Maggie’s Centre, Oldham

Maggie's Centre

Maggie’s is the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.  We are very proud to be involved with the Maggie’s Centres in respect of providing Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration services on some of the new schemes.

Maggie’s Oldham, which opened in June 2017 at the Royal Oldham hospital, is a fabulous building, designed by dRMM, an international studio of Architects and designers, renowned for creating Architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.  The building hovers over a sloping garden, supported on very slender columns. The garden offers ‘open air rooms’ framed by trees.  From a central oasis, trees grow up through the building, bringing nature into the interior.

To have the project complete in June 2017, is an amazing achievement of partnering at its best, considering the discussions started with the contractor in January 2016.  Throughout the project, the team, including the client, the architect, the contractor, subcontractors, suppliers and the amazingly skilled and caring tradesmen and labourers, have all supported each other and worked together for the overall success of the project. Maggie’s Oldham is the first cross-laminated hardwood building in the world.

Maggie’s Oldham has been made possible by the enormous generosity of the Stoller Charitable Trust, which has fully funded the centre.

Architect: dRMM
Structural Engineer: Booth King Partnership
M&E consultant: Atelier Ten
Cost consultant: Robert Lombardelli Partnership
Contractor: F. Parkinson