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Christie Paterson Research Building, Withington

Contractor: Vinci Construction
Architects: BDP

The Christie Paterson research building in Withington, Manchester, unfortunately suffered a devastating fire in 2017. Located on Wilmslow Road, the building which housed the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute “lost years of valuable research and equipment to the blaze leading to 300 scientists and support staff needing to be relocated” according to the Manchester Evening News.

Shortly after in 2018, The Christie, together with Cancer Research UK and The University of Manchester, revealed elaborate plans to re-develop the building into a world-class facility. Led by Vinci Construction, the £150m project re-defined research with a dynamic space which provides a collaborative, integrated dynamic, accelerating progress for cancer patients.

Our role in the project involved supplying and fitting:

  • 44m of Vista™ V510Y with a toughened laminated glass infill and Y-profile fixings internally to the atrium and link bridge.
  • 250m of Mono™ M310 with a toughened laminated glass infill to the internal stairs.
  • 240m Orbis™ OS210 to external terraces – stainless steel handrails and posts with etched toughened, laminated and Heat soak tested glass, all secured with bolt through D-lugs.
  • 410m of Orbis™ OS250 side fix stainless-steel wall handrail, no-infill.
  • 240m of galvanised custom 50-series maintenance spec balustrade.

Having previously supplied balustrades to Christie’s Treatment Centre in Manchester (see case study here), we were delighted to be specified a second time round and despite the unfortunate circumstances of this re-development project, we’re certain that this new and improved building will only accelerate the world leading research being produced.

See The Chrisite’s official Video Tour below:


Image Credits: BDP

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Christie Paterson Research Building, Withington
Christie Paterson Research Building, Withington