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Client The Christie NHS Foundation Trust/ Interserve
Turley office Manchester
Status Planning permission granted. SRF addendum endorsed
LPA Manchester City Council

Working with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, “The Christie”, to create a world-class cancer research building

Our role

  • Our trusted planning advice with integrated support from our expert service teams has led to success across a number of complex planning permissions including the world-renowned Proton Beam Therapy Centre.
  • The Paterson Redevelopment Project (PRP) is led by The Christie on behalf of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a hugely successful decade-long partnership between The Christie, The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. The PRP is a world-class, multi-million pound proposal which will transform the ability to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer by enabling clinicians and scientists to work side-by-side in one building.
  • A multi-service team advised The Christie on the PRP through a number of project stages. This included the preparation of a focussed Strategic Planning Framework Addendum to establish the principles of the replacement building and a detailed planning application.
  • A strategy for proactive and ongoing engagement with The Christie Neighbourhood Forum, local neighbours, strategic stakeholders and the wider Greater Manchester community has demonstrated wide-reaching support for the project.


  • The SPF Addendum was endorsed in July 2019 by the Council’s Executive following a recent stage of formal public consultation.
  • The Planning Application and EIA were submitted in June 2019. The application was approved in September 2019.
  • Demonstrating strategic support for the proposals to decision-makers within the city council is a critical element of the proposed strategy. Our recent support campaign generated 1,000s of expressions of support for the principle of the development set out in the SPF Addendum, and 100s of support letters have been submitted to Manchester City Council.
  • A key aspect of this application was the strategic economic case and ‘Case for Team Science’ underpinning the scientific justification for the scheme. Our Economics team worked in collaboration with The Christie and its partners to prepare robust evidence to demonstrate that the PRP is a unique development opportunity and one that will benefit patients, local residents and the Greater Manchester economy.

Image courtesy of BDP (Architects, Landscape Architects, Acousticians and Architectural Lighting Design)


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