COVID-19 update: 22 January 2021

In order to ensure the health of the trees and safety of the public on Kinnaird Road, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned a sub-contractor to undertake some tree pollarding (removal of the upper branches) over the weekend of 23 and 24 January.

The work is highly dependent on the weather, so although this is intended to be completed on Saturday 23 January, some activity may need to be finished on Sunday 24 January.

This activity has been agreed with Manchester City Council.

To make this work possible, The Trust would appreciate the assistance of residents by asking you not to park your vehicles on the side of Kinnaird Road adjacent to the Trust property from Friday evening (22 January). This will enable our team to cordon off the area so the works can be undertaken without any risk to public safety and cars.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Paterson redevelopment project

In 2018, The Christie, The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK, announced plans for the redevelopment of the Paterson site, following the fire at the Paterson building in 2017.

You can find out about what's happening currently with the redevelopment of the Paterson site on our development of the Paterson page.

Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) Project

The Christie “CEF Project” is a refresh of the way in which the Trust produces enough power to run the site. The project will significantly reduce the Trust’s future energy costs and CO2 emissions and will act as the first stage of its journey to reduce the carbon footprint of The Christie in line with Manchester City Council’s commitment for Manchester to be carbon neutral by 2038.

The proposed works have been carefully developed to have a limited visual impact to the hospital site externally. The majority of the improvement works will be contained within the existing buildings and will have no visible impact to neighbouring properties.

The project will require a new chimney which will be 3 metres lower and significantly narrower than the existing brick chimney. The chimney would be the only visible change noticeable on the hospital site. The height and proximity of the existing hospital buildings and large tree cover in surrounding the site will limit any visual impact.

The Trust will be applying for Planning Permission from Manchester City Council for the works.

The CEF Energy Project will introduce a range of energy conservation measures (ECMs) which will be deployed across The Christie hospital site. These ECMs will reduce the thermal consumption of the hospital estate by 15% and the electrical consumption by 16% resulting in an initial reduction in carbon emissions of 1,356 tonnes per annum.

The project is proposed to commence in January 2021 and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.