First LIGHT System: In Central London
Testimony of the Compact and Flexible Nature of LIGHT
Our priority is to install the LIGHT System close to where the patients live. Our first project in Harley Street, Marylebone, London, is a clear demonstration of this. We have been working with the Howard de Walden Estate, the freehold owner of most of
the buildings in Marylebone, as they aim at upholding the worldwide reputation of their medical properties concentrated around Harley Street. With its unique LIGHT technology, Advanced Oncotherapy can meet the objective
of the Howard de Walden Estate. In 2015, Advanced Oncotherapy was granted a 50-year lease for a
15,000 sq ft facility and agreed to bear cost of redevelopment. The choice of the Howard de Walden Estate to equip a treatment centre in Harley Street with Advanced
Oncotherapy's LIGHT system further validates its modular design.
Redevelopment of the Harley Street Facility in London is
Providing the modern medical equipment required for proton
therapy in a conservation area is far from
straightforward. With the support of the Howard de Walden Estate, the planning permission was successfully granted in October 2016.
Deconstruct (UK) Limited has been appointed by the Howard de Walden Estate as
the principal contractor to the project. Excavation works started in March 2017. The construction time - between 62 and 96 weeks - reflects the constraints associated with two listed buildings (141 and 143
Harley Street) in a residential area. Yet it compares favourably to building
times associated with the construction of multi-room proton beam facilities
using legacy technologies traditionally built in large and remote areas, which
is in the range of three to four years on average. An additional time of up to 52
weeks will be required for full fit-out, including the installation of cooling
systems and power supplies. The site is expected to be ready for
installation by H1 2019
The successful installation of LIGHT in London will unlock
regulatory approval. Following regulatory approval and commissioning, the first
patient treatment at Harley Street is expected in H2 2020.