Maggie’s Centre, Oldham

RLP Roles: Quantity Surveyor

Sectors: Healthcare, Projects of Interest

Maggie’s is a 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 projects.

Maggie’s Oldham, 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.

The project is an amazing achievement of partnering at its best. Throughout the project, the team, including the client, the architect, the contractor, subcontractors, suppliers and the amazingly skilled and caring tradesmen and labourers, 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 was made possible by the enormous generosity of the Stoller Charitable Trust, which fully funded the centre.