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POSTED ON: 27 November 2019
Sutton Harris Academy

A science-specialist school has moved into state-of-the-art new premises at The London Cancer Hub, as part of a first wave of exciting developments on the site.

The official opening of the £40 million new building for Harris Academy Sutton–a secondary school which will eventually house 1,275 pupils – marks a major milestone in The London Cancer Hub development.

Due to its unique location, the secondary school will place a special emphasis on the teaching and learning of science, with opportunities for students and staff to collaborate with cancer researchers and leading clinicians.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the London Borough of Sutton are working together to deliver The London Cancer Hub – a global centre for global innovation. Our vision is to create the world’s leading centre for cancer research, treatment and enterprise – a vibrant community of scientists, doctors and innovative companies, supported by state-of-the-art facilities.

The school is just one of the new buildings under development or opening at The London Cancer Hub. The ICR’s state-of-the-art new £75m Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery is due to open in the first half of 2020, as one of the flagship buildings at The London Cancer Hub, and will enhance the ability of scientists at the ICR to collaborate with industry to take their discoveries to patients.

Others include Maggie’s Cancer Centre, a facility to enhance emotional support for patients at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

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