Manchester Cancer Research Centre
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) building is part of a strategic expansion in cancer research that is supported by three partner organisations: The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK, and The Christie. The aim of the project was to establish Manchester as an internationally recognised, comprehensive cancer centre as well as one of the world’s leading cancer research facilities by 2015.
The new and iconic MCRC building facilitates this expansion by housing an additional 150 scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories. A key driver for the project was to encourage integration and interaction between the various users of the MCRC/ CTU building, which assists in the stimulation of new ideas and approaches.
The form of the building was heavily influenced by the desire to achieve where possible natural ventilation and daylight. The result is a design which provides the users with a high quality working environment, which in turn helps to support the recruitment and retention of world class staff.