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Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit

  • Construction
  • ClientWHSCT
  • Value£31,500,000
  • Architect O'Connell Mahon Architects
Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit

Construction of a new Radiotherapy Unit on a brownfield site within a live hospital campus.

The new building provides ground floor treatment rooms, including four linear accelerator bunkers, MRI scanner suites, CT scanner suites, and plain x-ray, as well as first and second floor offices and respite care, bed wards and isolation suites.

Works also included the extension and refurbishment of the existing Chemotherapy Suite, the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Tower Block, and the construction of an underground car park. The new unit links to the existing hospital via underground service tunnels and new link corridors.

The new Radiotherapy Unit is a unique cross-border service project which will improve patient travelling times and provide more locally accessible services to patients from Western Trust area and the Republic of Ireland.

Feature of projectTraffic Management

Critically, blue light routes had to be maintained at all times. A traffic management plan was developed in collaboration with the relevant parities to coordinate traffic flow, and an on-site Logistics Coordinator managed traffic and the hospital road network to ensure no disruption occurred.

Traffic Management

Community engagementConsiderate Constructor’s Scheme

The site undertook various activities, led by our CCS Ambassador, to impact positively on the area and the surrounding community. Activities included a visit to the Children’s Ward at Altnagelvin Hospital, donation of a set of construction toys, employment of an Apprentice Joiner, and facilitation of a wellbeing day which provided health assessments for staff, including subcontractors.

Considerate Constructor’s Scheme


Construction Employers Federation (CEF) Construction Excellence 2017 Finalist for Health Infrastructure Award on Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit

Considerate Constructors Scheme 2016 National Site Award Bronze for Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit