London Borough of Sutton: London Cancer Hub

3 Aug 2023
8 months

London Borough of Sutton

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EEDN were engaged by Cushman + Wakefield to deliver the pre-masterplan study for the London Borough of Sutton's London Cancer Hub. We have delivered this project in partnership with Oberlanders Architects.

“The EEDN and Oberlanders team came to grips with the complexities of the site and understood the value of the key partners as stakeholders in delivering the LCH. Their expertise and detailed knowledge of the science space combined with a highly professional responsive approach produced a great result."
Amanda Cherrington
Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration
London Borough of Sutton

The London Cancer Hub (LCH), based in Belmont in Sutton, is Europe’s leading oncology district, specialising in cancer research, treatment, and enterprise. As Sutton’s flagship regeneration scheme, the LCH will bring major investment and 13,000 high quality jobs to the borough. The LCH exemplifies the council’s Ambitious for Sutton priorities by driving economic growth and resilience, supporting job creation, education and skills development, and enabling Sutton residents to access world class health services. The expanded facilities at the LCH, with its focus on prevention and early diagnosis, will further address health inequalities with far reaching impact.


The London Cancer Hub Partnership was created in 2013 between the London Borough of Sutton and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), supported by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Greater London Authority, and Epsom St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Partnership set the following objectives:

  • To deliver a global cancer hub on the Belmont site
    A centre of excellence for cancer research and treatment and education that builds on the global reputation and work of partners on site with a flourishing ecosystem of enabling support facilities.
  • Put the Community first
    Create a shop window for science where the public are as welcome as the scientist - science on display within high quality design, facilities and surroundings.
  • To attract and grow talent
    A world class environment with state of the art facilities that will attract global talent and facilitate the growth of highly skilled jobs locally. 

“The London Cancer Hub is already Europe’s leading cancer research and treatment district and home to the globally recognised Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Trust. Our ambition is to now create the world’s leading centre for cancer research, treatment, education and enterprise. This will bring multiple benefits to Sutton, London and the UK, creating 13,000 high quality jobs, education opportunities and new space for science start-ups. It is a chance to make real progress in treatment and research to defeat cancer. The London Cancer Hub is recognised as a key development site for growth and we are committed to making it a success.”
Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council

The wider campus is home to The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which is ranked in the top two institutions in the UK for biomedical research and discovers more new cancer drugs than any other academic organisation, and the internationally renowned Royal Marsden. As well as Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust that plans to build a new special emergency care hospital on site and the Harris Academy Sutton school which boasts a science specialism.

For more information, please contact Tes Adamou or Elad Levin.
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