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Steel producer provides free material for new north London Maggie’s centre

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Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is supplying the steelwork, free of charge, for the construction of a Maggie’s cancer support centre in the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London.

Working on behalf of main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, William Hare is fabricating the steelwork and will erect the frame in the coming months.

Structural engineer Expedition said it has worked closely with architect Studio Daniel Libeskind and the client to design a highly bespoke building, which has a curved external form, signature external timber fins, raking internal steelwork and a rooftop garden.

The building is said to mix a bold architectural form with a domestic character, while also utilising strategies for minimising embodied carbon.

Maggie’s is a national charity which provides support to people with cancer, their families and friends. Maggie’s centres are built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals and offer social, emotional and practical help to those whose lives are affected by cancer.

The centre is due to be completed by the end of 2022.

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