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This thread is for the development of a high energy proton beam cancer treatment centre at Paddington Village. The development is being brought forward by Proton Partners International, Rutherford Estates, and contractor Interserve. The two-storey development will provide conventional treatments from 2018 and high-energy proton beam therapy will be available from 2019, a treatment not currently available in the UK. The centre will be able to treat up to 500 patients a year. The actual site is to the back of Paddington Village, accessed off Mason Street.

Planning Application

Application Number - 17F/1083
Site Address - Cancer Treatment Centre Irvine Street West Liverpool L7 8SY
Proposal - To erect cancer treatment centre with emergency back up generator, car parking, access, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
Applicant - Proton Partners International
From here - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/P...ins/Liverpool_WIP/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

The application was submitted on 26th April 2017, and approved on 13th July 2017.

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https://flic.kr/p/21y2eGf

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- Here is a press release from 11th December, confirming an on-site start date of 8th January 2018

Proton Partners International signs deal with Interserve

Proton Partners International Ltd., the company bringing high energy proton beam therapy to the UK, has today announced a new construction partnership for its £35 million oncology centre, which will be known as the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West.

The agreement is between the subsidiary of Proton Partners International, Rutherford Estates and Interserve, the international support services and construction group. Work on site is scheduled to commence on January 8th, 2018.

The partnership is of strategic importance with the centre’s location in the growing £1 billion Knowledge Quarter (KQ) in Liverpool’s Paddington Village and will see the construction of a two-storey cancer treatment facility.

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West will bring the most advanced treatments in cancer care to the region, including high energy proton beam therapy (a treatment not currently available in the UK), as well as the latest technology on the market to deliver radiotherapy, chemotherapy, imaging and diagnostics.

Conventional treatments will be available from 2018 and high-energy proton beam therapy will be available from 2019. The centre will treat up to 500 patients a year and treatment will be available to medically-insured private patients, self-paying patients and patients referred by the NHS.

Mike Moran, chief executive officer of Proton Partners International, said: “We are really pleased to announce that we have appointed Interserve, one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, as our partners. We are confident that their team will provide the very best quality and expertise in building our Rutherford Cancer Centre in Liverpool”.

Phil Shaw, divisional director at Interserve Construction, said: “The team’s knowledge, experience, innovation and expertise, together with a compelling offer at interview contributed to winning this contract. We are delighted to be embarking on a journey with Proton Partners International to jointly deliver a successful project”.
From here - http://www.proton-int.com/article/news/proton-partners-international-signs-deal-with-interserve

Also, here are some images of the construction phases during the proposed 45 week build -
https://flic.kr/p/21y2ftL

https://flic.kr/p/21hKGQ6

https://flic.kr/p/21hKHc8

https://flic.kr/p/21hKHDR

https://flic.kr/p/EvmQ7G
All images copyright to Interserve. Used here for informational purposes only.

Weeks 29-45 are spent on the internal fit-out. The above are just a selection of the phased build images contained in the following document, available via the Planning Explorer, which also reports in greater detail the build schedule - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/D...sed.pdf&unique=1077520&type=MVMPRD_DC_PLANAPP

With an on-site date just three weeks from today, I thought it might be useful to get a thread ready, so it can be moved across to Construction first thing in the new year.
 

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Think it's a transporter site for the development of Star Trek technology ;)
In years to come we might be saying 'Beam me up Terry'

Transporters convert a person or object into an energy pattern (a process called dematerialization), then "beam" it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter (rematerialization).

 

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Think it's a transporter site for the development of Star Trek technology ;)
In years to come we might be saying 'Beam me up Terry'





Actual footage there of the latest proposal for the Lime Line. Marginally safer and more realistic than a driverless bus running an unsegregated route in crowded city streets.
 

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portobello red are scientists also contemplating the option to push the dematerialize button for that particular person never ever to reappear anywhere as well?
 

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Work to start on pioneering cancer treatment centre in Liverpool

Building work will start within days on a pioneering Liverpool cancer centre which could offer lifesaving treatment to hundreds of patients.

Proton beam therapy treatment hit the headlines in 2014 when the parents of young brain cancer patient Ashya King flew him abroad without doctors’ permission to get the treatment as they could not get it on the NHS.

Next Monday Proton Partners, founded by Walton-born ex-soldier Mike Moran, is set to start work on its £35m proton beam therapy centre at the Paddington Village development site in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.

Mr Moran founded his company in 2015 after discovering that his brother’s breast cancer could have been treated with fewer side effects using proton beam therapy.

The treatment is a highly-targeted form of radiotherapy using a high-energy beam that targets cancer cells while minimising damage to nearby tissue.
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New £35m cancer centre will offer life saving proton beam therapy in Liverpool

Mr Moran and Proton Partners plan to open five therapy centres in the next four years. Their centre in Newport, south Wales, will open this year and will be the first of its kind in the UK.

The Liverpool complex will be called The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West and should start offering proton beam treatment next year.

The centre will treat up to 500 patients a year and proton beam therapy will be offered to private and NHS patients.

Mr Moran said last year: “Our mission is to make the best cancer care accessible to patients across the country and being from Liverpool myself, I’m incredibly proud that my city is not only leading the way in advancing treatment provision, but it is also at the forefront of world-leading research projects.”

The Rutherford Centre is a relatively low-rise building compared to some of the others planned for Paddington Village – but the building will be more complex than it first looks.

Last year Mr Moran, who announced his Liverpool plans at the MIPIM international property conference in Cannes, took the ECHO to visit a similar proton beam centre in Nice.

Patients in such centres only see a treatment room, where they lie on a bed.

But in Nice, that room sits in the middle of a three-storey concrete structure, with massive steel structures all around it, above it and even below it. While the patient lies still, tonnes of equipment moves around them to ensure the proton beams are fired at the right cells.

The cyclotron that creates the proton beams is enclosed within concrete walls 3m thick.

Construction work has already started on other projects at Paddington Village, on the former Archbishop Blanch School site.

Morgan Sindall is landscaping the site and diverting infrastructure below ground, while building work has begun on a new and expanded home for Liverpool International College.

In 2014 Ashya King was taken out of the country by his parents who wanted him to get proton beam therapy treatment for his brain cancer.

Their disappearance sparked an international search but his parents insisted they had to do it – and say the treatment in Prague did cure their child’s cancer.
 

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KQ Liverpool @KQLiverpool

At the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West ground breaking ceremony with @ProtonPartners and developers @InterserveNews. From announcing the building to breaking ground in just 9 short months! Well done to all involved. – at Victoria Gallery and Museum
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The ground has been levelled somewhat since I was last up on Mason Street, so the drop off in elevation is a little less pronounced than it was. That red sign attached to the railings on the ground reads 'No Foul Language. Public Beyond'. That's something I've never seen before -
https://flic.kr/p/Ejnq2v

A series of pipes for utilities has also been delivered -
https://flic.kr/p/Ejnqgt

I'm afraid that's the only update for today. 30 seconds after that second photo was taken, I suffered my third puncture in four days, so my update excursion was curtailed once again. :bash:
 

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A 'hole' lot of digging going on here -
https://flic.kr/p/GHrUqd

Still a lot of work to do though -
https://flic.kr/p/FcaUZZ

With reference to this image from the planning documents -
https://flic.kr/p/21hKGQ6

You can see the hole in the first photo in the centre of the site. However we are now at the Week 8 stage, and based on the above image, we should have concrete and some other things in place by now, when all we have is a digger and a hole. It seems therefore this is already a touch behind schedule.
 

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