Our priority is to install the LIGHT System close to where the patients live.
Our first project in Harley Street, Marylebone, London, UK, is a clear demonstration of this.
We have been working with the Howard de Walden Estate, the freehold owner of most of the buildings in Marylebone, as they aim at upholding the worldwide reputation of their medical properties concentrated around Harley Street. With its unique LIGHT technology, Advanced Oncotherapy can meet the objective of the Howard de Walden Estate. In 2015, Advanced Oncotherapy was granted a 50-year lease for a 15,000 sq ft facility and agreed to bear cost of redevelopment.
The choice of the Howard de Walden Estate to equip a treatment centre in Harley Street with Advanced Oncotherapy's LIGHT proton therapy system further validates its modular design.
Providing the modern medical equipment required for proton therapy in a conservation area is far from straightforward. With the support of the Howard de Walden Estate, the planning permission was successfully granted in October 2016.
Excavation works started in March 2017. The construction time reflects the constraints associated with two listed buildings (141 and 143 Harley Street) in a residential area. Yet it compares favourably to building times associated with the construction of multi-room proton beam facilities using legacy technologies traditionally built in large and remote areas, which is in the range of three to four years on average. An additional time of up to 52 weeks can be expected for full fit-out, including the installation of cooling systems and power supplies.