Dalkia UK awarded a multi-service Facilities contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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Dalkia UK awarded a multi-service Facilities contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Following a devastating fire in 2017, The Christie sought to rebuild the Patterson Building into a state of the art facility that will lead world-class transformational cancer research. Dalkia UK delivered a high quality mechanical and electrical engineering solution utilising innovative digital technology to challenge conventional construction.

Dalkia UK has subsequently been awarded a new contract to deliver Technical Facilities Management services at the newly completed facility, including management of warranties and deployment of a new site based team.


The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe. Treating more than 60,000 patients a year, it is the first accredited comprehensive cancer centre in the UK. The Paterson building is part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre – a highly successful partnership between three powerhouses of innovation, The Christie, Cancer Research UK and The University of Manchester – and will be one of the top cancer research centres in the world.

At more than 25,000 sq. metres and 10 storeys high, Dalkia UK’s facilities team will now be responsible for a range of services including technical expertise and maintenance, reception and cleaning services. The on-site team will play a 24/7 critical role in delivering a first class service for Paterson’s building users, tenants, and stakeholders.

The building will be home to the largest concentration of scientists, doctors and nurses in Europe with 300 scientists and 400 clinicians and operational staff, practising what is known as ‘team science’. It will deliver clinical trials covering the full extent of the patient pathway, from prevention and novel treatments to living with and beyond cancer.

Nicolas Pages (Regional Operations Manager) commented,

“We are delighted to support this world-leading Cancer Research Centre for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It’s a privilege to work in such a collaborative environment, where individuals will receive leading-edge cancer treatments and benefit from the City of Manchester’s contribution to global medical innovation. This facility carries out research for the fight against cancer and I am confident our team will quickly become instrumental in supporting their critical activities.”

Added on
19 Sep 2023

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