£5.1 million has been raised to open the new Maggie`s Centre at the Leeds Cancer Centre with construction now underway.
Maggie’s Yorkshire is being built in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital to complement the activity of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and will offer practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends. It expected to open in Autumn 2019.
The Centre’s innovative design consists of a series of contained gardens that will capture the therapeutic effect of plants and contrast with the more formal surrounding hospital buildings. The design will create a warm, informal interior space as well as an inspiring exterior to encourage positivity among Centre visitors and passers-by.
The building will take the form of a collection of stepped planter elements, each holding a piece of garden, bringing the planting into and over the building itself. Shared and private internal spaces will be playfully created between and within the planters.
Wetheralds have been contracted to complete the internal decorations for this project.
Project Manager: Robert Bourne