St James University Hospital, Leeds

Client and Principal Designer

Maggie’s Trading Limited

Client Advisor and Advisor to Principal Designer

CDM Scotland


Heatherwick Studio

Landscape Architect

Balston Agius

Structural Engineer

AKT ||

Services Engineer

Max Fordham

Quantity Surveyor

Robert Lombardelli Partnership

Principal Contractor

Sir Robert McAlpine

Construction Value


The works comprised a new build cancer care centre within the grounds of St James University Hospital.  Works included the erection of a building of approximately 450 m² consisting of three ‘vessels’ that support a large roof structure which in turn contains large, planted gardens. These roof structures which are at different heights cantilever out from the vessels and are supported by a series of timber ribs. The disposition of the vessels forms interstitial spaces which are enclosed by glass screens. The primary accommodation such as the ‘Group Room’ or the ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’ is within these spaces and the smaller rooms such as Counselling Rooms and WCs structure are within the vessels. Works also included all associated hard and soft landscaping.