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The Paterson Project

Event organised by ICE

01 February 2024
18:00 - 19:30 GMT
Oglesby Cancer Research Building
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
555 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, M20 4GJ
United Kingdom

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In 2018, the University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie, announced plans for the future of the Paterson building site at The Christie on Wilmslow Road. World-leading scientists, clinicians and operational staff have now moved into the new £150 million cancer research centre. 

The building is part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and is one of the top cancer research centres in the world. The new research centre replaces a previous building that was severely damaged in a fire in 2017. It is directly connected to The Christie hospital, allowing cells and samples from patients to be taken to the research labs in a matter of minutes. The ambition is to foster collaboration, double the number of patients benefitting from clinical trials by 2030 and ultimately improve outcomes and survival rates.

David Ellis, Stewart Buxton and Ged Couser whom undertook the roles of contractor (IHP), civil & structural engineer (Arup) and architect (BDP) respectively on the project will be delivering a talk giving the key engineering aspects of the project.

Refreshments will be provided from 17:30 with the presentations starting at 18:00.

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Ged Couser

Ged Couser


architect principal

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Ged Couser

Ged Couser is an architect principal and leads the architect profession group in Manchester. 

Ged is chair of Greater Manchester’s Forum for the Built Environment and is a former president of the RIBA Manchester Society of Architects. In 2015 he was appointed as a built environment expert (BEE) by Design Council Cabe.

Ged was the project director for BDP on the Paterson scheme, having previously led the design of the award-winning Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool.

Stewart Buxton

Stewart Buxton


associate structural engineer

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Stewart Buxton

Stewart Buxton is a chartered engineer with over 20 years’ experience with Arup in Australia and the UK.

Stewart was the lead civil and structural engineer for the project from Stage 2 through to construction, working closely with the architect, MEP consultant and various subcontractors to deliver the client’s requirements.

David Ellis

David Ellis

IHP (Vinci)

design manager

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David Ellis

David Ellis, CEng MICE, is a chartered engineer with over 24 years post graduate experience with consultants and contractors across numerous sectors of the construction industry, predominantly in civil & structural engineering design and management.

David carried out the role of design manager at the Paterson Redevelopment from Stage 4 through to completion, focussing on the civil and structural aspects of the scheme, including temporary works.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

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