Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit, Derry/Londonderry

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O'Connell Mahon Architects

Construction of a new radiotherapy unit within a live hospital campus.

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.

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.

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

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Extension &


  • Construction Employers Federation (CEF) Construction Excellence 2017 Finalist for Health Infrastructure Award
  • Considerate Constructors Scheme 2016 National Site Award Bronze

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