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Thursday 11th April 2019

The rise of the

proton beam therapy centre.


Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am

Proton beam therapy is a type of radiotherapy that uses a beam of high energy protons, which are small parts of atoms, rather than high energy rays to treat specific types of cancer. Two NHS centres will provide high energy proton beam therapy in the UK, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester and University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Christie centre opened in Autumn 2018 with the first patient treated in December 2018. Treatment at UCLH is due to begin in 2020. When complete the two centres will treat up to 1500 patients every year.


Come an join us as our expert panel discuss:
•  How does proton beam therapy differ from other types of treatment & what are the benefits?
•  How have the buildings been designed to satisfy the requirements of this new technology?
•  What types of environments are you creating for patient, staff & visitor?
•  What are the health & safety features that have to be incorporated into the design?

•  What does the future hold?


Stuart Keen
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
Stuart is a Chartered Building Surveyor and a Member of the Association of Project Management.  He has spent most of his career in private practice.  
He joined the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust as a Project Manager in 2015 and successfully delivered the first MR-Linac facility in the UK at their Sutton site as well as the Ralph Lauren Breast Cancer Research facility at their Chelsea site.  Stuart joined UCLH in September 2017 and has been responsible for the delivery of the £300m Proton Beam Therapy building which recently marked the early delivery of the cyclotron to the confined central London site.
Kevin Bates
Scott Tallon Walker
Kevin is a Director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects and a winner of the RIAI Triennial Gold Medal for excellence in architecture. His experience covers a range of international Healthcare, Science & Research and University Buildings. Kevin has delivered some of STW’s most complex Projects such as the Tyndall National Institute and is the design lead for the Proton Beam Therapy Centre at University College London Hospital.
Hannah Smith
Hannah is a chartered engineer with over 10 years of structural engineering experience. She joined CampbellReith in 2006 as a project  engineer and is now an Associate. During this time she has worked on projects in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, commercial, residential and retail.
She was also a finalist in the category for Structural Engineer of the Year in the 2016 European Women in Construction & Engineering awards and is passionately committed to promoting the role of women in engineering.

Hannah led the Structural and Civil design on the UCLH Proton Therapy Project.
Karen Bullivant
HKS Advisory Services
Karen is a strategic and operational wellbeing planner with global experience specializing in particle therapy including proton and carbon ions. Her business acumen has driven measurable  outcomes in the pharmaceutical, hospital and medical device sectors.
Karen works to identify the right solution to provide clients with the most cost-effective and patient-centric approach from a commercial, planning, technology and strategic operations perspective which is centred around  on the client’s clinical needs. She along with the HKS Advisory and Architecture teams work with clients to create solutions that improve clinical outcomes, and deliver health care not just for today, but for tomorrow.
Colin Boyd
Bouygues UK
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