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Contractor appointment expected for Paddington Village treatment centre

Liverpool City Council is expected to appoint a contractor to build a new £35 million cancer treatment centre today (14 September).

The Proton Partners International (PPI) facility in Paddington Village was announced at 2017’s MIPIM property exhibition.

The Wales-based company was granted planning approval in July 2017 for the facility which will be known as The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West.

A report to be presented to the council’s cabinet today is recommending the signing of a contract between the local authority and Morgan Sindall, under the North West Construction Hub Framework, to deliver a shell and core building on plot five of Paddington Village Central.

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Proton therapy machine to be used in The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West

It’s proposed that the council will deliver the shell and core building on a long lease and upon completion of the base building, PPI will fit-out the new facility to be operational at the end of 2019.

The same report is recommending that authority be granted for the director of regeneration and employment services to enter into a lease agreement to deliver the development with Proton Partners International.

According to the document, the creation of the 47,000 sq ft, six-storey building will generate at least 50 new high skilled jobs.