Diagram, engineering drawing.

London Cancer Hub

London, United Kingdom

Gensler has been appointed by Aviva and mixed-use developer Socius to lead the design of a new district for cancer research and treatment at the London Cancer Hub (“LCH”) in Sutton, London. LCH will be the largest science campus designed by Gensler in Europe, comprising one million square feet of labs, R&D space, healthcare facilities, and supporting accommodation.

The new buildings will be set within newly landscaped green spaces and integrate with existing world-class facilities across the five-hectare site, including the Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital, and the Innovation Gateway, which provides incubator space for start-ups and spin-outs.

The medical research district’s design centers on creating state-of-the-art facilities with an active ground floor to showcase innovation and support local employment opportunities in science-based industries. The result will be a more connected and truly inclusive innovative district that will bring leading talent and businesses together to revolutionise cancer research and treatment. Moreover, the development aims to surpass current sustainability standards and is targeting net-zero carbon in operation.