Hub in the news POSTED ON: 09 August 2018

There is a growing buzz around The London Cancer Hub across politics and the media. Here is a round-up of the latest references to the project in official plans, reports, Parliament and the media.

The Mayor of London’s ‘Skills for Londoners’ strategy cites The London Cancer Hub

The Mayor has launched a new Skills for Londoners (SfL), which is the first dedicated post-16 skills and adult education strategy for the capital. It sets out the skills challenges London faces, along with priorities and actions required to and achieve the Mayor’s vision for making sure all Londoners, employers and businesses get the skills they need to succeed.

The strategy report cites The London Cancer Hub in a section highlighting the need for “a substantial expansion of employees (and entrepreneurs) with appropriate skills, especially in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)”.

The London Cancer Hub cited in CBRE report

We’re pleased to see a mention for The London Cancer Hub as a “new world-class life sciences centre in Sutton” within a new report from the CBRE, a world-leading real estate services and investment organisation.

The report, titled ‘Life Sciences London – Opportunity Under the Microscope’, assesses the growth potential of London’s thriving life-science sector and what this means for the property industry.

It describes the unique combination of opportunities that London has to offer, including the strength of its network of universities, research centres, healthcare operators and life sciences and pharma businesses. In particular, pharma businesses are co-locating with cities to aid collaboration with universities and research institutes: “where a combination of technology, Big Data and medical knowledge gives London a distinct advantage.”

The London Cancer Hub cited in Evening Standard article about May local elections

Councillor Ruth Dombey, the Leader of Sutton Council, was mentioned in an article by the Evening Standard ahead of the May local elections. The article cites one of her achievements as helping push forward plans for The London Cancer Hub within the borough, which is expected to create at least 10,000 jobs.

New London Architecture report features The London Cancer Hub

We also were pleased to spot The London Cancer Hub in a New London Architecture (NLA) report that was published in May, to accompany the NLA exhibition ‘Knowledge Capital: making places for education, innovation and health’.

The report described the project as aiming “to transform 26-hectares just south of Sutton town centre into the world’s second largest cancer research facility, estimated to create 13,000 new jobs and contribute £1.1 billion to the UK economy through groundbreaking life science and pharmaceutical research and development”.