We are delighted to say work has begun on site!
This much anticipated news comes after an incredible 3.5 years of local fundraising raising £2.9 million for key clinical equipment, and the success of securing a loan from the Department of Health. The £18 million project in partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) will change our cancer services in Swindon and enable so many more local people to have their treatment closer to home.
The contractor, John Sisk and Sons, came on site on 3rd August 2020 and expect the build to be completed by the end of 2021 with patients beginning treatment in Swindon soon after this.
Over the coming months we will keep this page up to date with progress on the construction. So pop back from time to time and see the amazing life saving building appear before your very eyes!
For more information about the project or appeal click here.
Friday 27th November 2020
Over the last few weeks things have really picked up momentum on site, the linac bunker walls are up and the building steels are now in place. The building is starting to appear and its so exciting!
Friday 6th November 2020
Lots of activity this week. The bunker concrete walls are being filled and we've had two masisve cranes on site this week. It might be a misty week but the John Sisk team are making great progress.
Thursday 22nd October 2020
It was an exciting day today celebrating the start of work on site with a mini spade in the ground event. We wish you all could have been there with us but sadly COVID prevented us from celebrating together, but when restrictions are lifted boy will there be a big party!
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Its been a really exciting day on site today. Early this morning the cement machine arrived to fill the linear accelerator bunker foundation slab.
Monday 12th October 2020
Lots of heavy machinery on site this week organising the sub station. It's been a real hive of activity. Check out the latest timelapse film on our facebook page!
Friday 2nd October 2020
Its been another busy week on site watching the substation and incoming services being set up. The rain hasnt affected play, its all go here!
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Loads of activity this week on getting the compound ready at the Radiotherapy Centre site. Big machinery has been on site this week to move gravel and flatten the ground and get the foundations ready for the construction buildings. All very exciting!
Wednesday 9th September 2020
Lots of activity happening this week on the compound as well as planning for the connection of vital utility services needed for the site.
Friday 4th September 2020
Work on the compound has started this week. Its been wonderful hearing the noise of machinery and seeing lots construction staff on site milling around.
Monday 17th August 2020
Its been a grey old day today. Lots and lots of rain on site but all the hoardings are now up. From on the ground we won't be able to see what's happening behind the walls, but from our birds eye view we can't wait to see the work starting.....its going to be really exciting!
Monday 10th August 2020
Its been a day of excitment with John Sisk Contractors on site putting up the hoardings around the compound. Its the first time we've seen high vis jackets and machinery and its soooooo exciting!
Monday 3rd August 2020
The day has arrived!!!! Work begins onsite today and we are all so excited. Our Estates team have cleared the car park and temporary metal fencing has gone up to mark out the main site compound. A timelapse camera has been installed and we will be adding new images regulary to this page. Each month we will share with you a timelapse film of the progress made to date.