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Planning permission granted for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

We welcome today’s planning committee decision, with councillors recommending approval to build Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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Our new specialist cancer research hospital will be the first of its kind for the East of England, and will transform the lives of the millions of people diagnosed with cancer.

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital will bring together NHS staff from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and world-leading scientists from the University of Cambridge and its Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, under one roof. We are breaking down barriers between the laboratory and the clinic, enabling patients to benefit from the latest innovations in cancer science, to detect the disease at a much earlier stage and develop personalised treatments to patients.

We’re continuing to work closely with our partners and the local planning authority to ensure we balance the needs of a new hospital development, against the wider growth and infrastructure requirements for Cambridge, both of which are important to our staff, patients and the local community.

It will be a low carbon and electric powered hospital, full of light, with access to outdoor spaces and designed to meet the NHS’s new Net-Zero Carbon Building Standard (opens in a new tab).

We are continuing to make significant progress on our programme. Pre-construction works are set to begin this summer to start preparing the site for full construction works in 2025.