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Show your support and have your say on a new cancer research centre

08 May 2019

Consultation on the future of the Paterson building site at The Christie, to be redeveloped following last year’s fire

In 2018, The Christie, The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK, announced plans for the future of the Paterson building site at The Christie on Wilmslow Road following a fire in April 2017.

The multi-million pound development will be led by The Christie on behalf of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), an internationally renowned and hugely successful decade-long partnership between The Christie, The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK.

The ambition for the Paterson Redevelopment Project is to create a purpose-built state-of-the-art home for cancer research in Manchester, which will allow us to become one of the world's top five cancer research centres.

The ambition for the new cancer research centre is contained with a document called the Strategic Planning Framework (SPF) Addendum.

The Christie undertook an informal consultation with the local community on the draft SPF Addendum in January 2019.  Manchester City Council is now consulting on the document until Thursday, 16 May.  You can read the document containing the project ambition both on Manchester City Council’s website and find out how to provide your comments to the Council at:

Pledging your support will take less than a minute and will let Manchester City Council know that you give your backing for the project's ambition which will:

Pave the way for a world-class research facility that is vital for the future fight against cancers.

Provide a purpose-built home for cancer research in Manchester which will transform our ability to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Enable clinicians and scientists to work side-by-side in one building, to drive breakthroughs and discoveries for patients across Greater Manchester.

Continue to develop Greater Manchester's international reputation for research excellence and commercial success

To show your support, you can visit: