Linear Accelerator Treatment Centre, Western General Hospital


The new two-storey linear accelerator treatment centre (LINAC) at the Western General Hospital has been completed.

The building is part of the oncology enabling works programme that will retain capacity for oncology services at the Western General hospital until a new purpose-built cancer centre is delivered. 

The centre features new radiation shielded bunkers, a cancer assessment unit and oncology administration offices and is physically linked to the existing radiotherapy department, to enable inpatients to be transferred between areas. The specialist design of the building has included thorough planning and phasing with key stakeholders to ensure the project has been delivered without disruption to clinical services on the site, while retaining ambulance access to the adjacent departments and buildings. 

Thomson Gray is providing lead advisor services to NHS Lothian on the larger programme of works including several new build and refurbishment projects.