Maggie’s Newcastle

Maggie’s Centre in Newcastle, based at the Freeman Hospital, opened in May 2013. It is a 3,000 ft² stylish, quirky modern building with an unusual, dish-shaped roof.

Maggie’s provides patients with cancer and their family and friends with emotional, practical and social support, in a calm environment surrounded by nature. Set amidst banked wild flower gardens at ground level, with two additional roof gardens on top, Maggies offers a choice of outside spaces for people.

The curved roof contains photovoltaic panels generating power for the Centre which makes the building very low-energy. The roof also accommodates two open-air garden spaces. The interior design features warm colours of wood and clay tiles. The large library has two wings, consisting of counselling rooms and a large living room space.

CampbellReith provided Structural and Civil Design, Investigating and Reporting Litigation Services for the Maggie’s Newcastle. The project has received many awards and excellent BREEAM rating.

Awards received

RIBA Sustainability Award (2014)

RIBA Regional Award (2014)

RICS North East Renaissance Awards – Design Through Innovation (2014)

Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Design Awards – Landscape – Commended (2013)

Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Design Awards – Small Scale Winner (2013) Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Design Awards – Special Award (2013) Building Better Healthcare Special Award – Patient’s Choice (2013)

Services: Structural, Civil

Sectors: Healthcare