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Healthy Planet. Healthy People.

Cancer care / Sustainability

Cancer Care by Design International Symposium

The New Velindre and future generations

By SALUS User Experience Team 03 Apr 2023 0

Velindre University NHS Trust is building a new cancer hospital to serve South East Wales.



The Welsh Government has set out policy on future generations in the Well-being of Future Generations Act. All new developments are obliged to meet the requirements for sustainability included within the Act. This legislation provides a powerful framework for the new Velindre Cancer Centre.

The hospital procurement uses the Welsh Government’s Mutual Investment Model, a PPP methodology that requires the deal to include significant community benefits.

The Velindre team have used the above policies to set a specification for the greenest, smartest, and most human hospital in the UK.

This specification was addressed in competition by the winning consortium, Acorn, and we are now in the process of completing the design and moving into construction.

The two main elements of the programme are:

  • the completion of a design that meets the aspirations outlined above; and
  • the development of an associated community benefits programme.

Organisations involved