Paterson redevelopment project

In 2018, The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie, announced plans for the future of the Paterson building site at The Christie on Wilmslow Road.

The ambition for the Paterson Redevelopment Project is to create one of the world’s top five cancer research centres that translates discoveries in the laboratory into improved outcomes for patients around the world. The multi-million pound development will be led by The Christie on behalf of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), an internationally renowned and hugely successful partnership between The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie.

The following information is provided to inform you about the project’s progress.

Project updates

Paterson redevelopment project - planning application submitted

In May 2019, a planning application for the Paterson redevelopment project was submitted to Manchester City Council.

The Planning Application documents including the Planning Statement, Statement of Community Engagement and Environmental Assessment are available to download from Manchester City Council’s planning pages. You can search for the application using the unique project reference number:

  • 123748/FO/2019 

For more information please visit our dedicated project page.

Paterson redevelopment project - June 2019 update

In January 2019, The Christie undertook an informal consultation on the ambition of the PRP in a document called the Strategic Planning Framework (SPF) Addendum. We have publically shared our ‘Consultation Report’ which sets out the feedback that we received at this time.

In March 2019, we provided a second opportunity to share and listen to feedback on our detailed plans for the replacement cancer research centre. The feedback that we received is now being considered during the preparation of the planning application. A Statement of Community Engagement setting out our response will be submitted with the future planning application to Manchester City Council.

 

Demolition update

The Paterson building demolition started on site in April 2019 following the successful diversion of services through the hospital and the safe soft strip of asbestos and internal material within the building. The building is currently being taken down through a mixture of machine demolition of the main structures and hand demolition in the sensitive interphases with the hospital. As part of the demolition works, a robust dust suppression system of work has been developed by the project team to ensure dust pollution is minimized.

Demolition works are taking place between the hours of 07.30 and 18.00, Monday to Friday and 08.30 and 14.00 on Saturday to minimise disruption to both local residents and to ensure minimal disturbance to patient treatment. The works will result in some additional noise but where possible this will be kept to a minimum.

Demolition activities are expected to finish in September 2019. The installation of cladding to the existing hospital buildings decoupling will be complete in October 2019.

For more information, the Demolition and Environmental Management Plan (Version 2) is available to view on the planning pages of the Manchester City Council website - you can see it by searching for application reference numbers 121526/DEM/2018 or 121527/FO/2018.

How do I find out more?

If you have any queries, please contact the Paterson Redevelopment Project team at: