Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Linear Accelerator Facility

About This Project

This complex project involved the design and build of a new underground Linear Accelerator (LINAC) facility, linked to the existing Radiotherapy department. The new facility has additional consulting and orthovoltage treatment rooms and its own reception and out-patient waiting area. The extension has given the department a rare opportunity to face out onto landscaped space and have natural light deep into the plan, whilst still maintaining the technical and functional requirements of the linear accelerators and a relocated helipad and connection to A&E in place; the aim being to increase the hospital’s current radiotherapy capacity by a third.


The concrete bunkers were built using over 1,200m³ of concrete and the orthovoltage treatment room was lined with 7.9mm of lead, which provides protection against harmful radiation.


A specialist physicist was involved in the design of the project to ensure that the density and type of materials used were to safe levels.


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust