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22/07/15: Powering The Christie's pioneering new therapy centre

The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is set to start a £3m project to install new electricity cables to power the UK’s first Proton Beam Treatment Centre at The Christie in Manchester. Powering The Christie's pioneering new therapy centre

The major project, which started on Thursday (16th July), will help reinforce the local power supply and work will be carried out between the electricity substation on Princess Parkway and the new radiotherapy centre located on Oak Road in Didsbury.

Engineers will be working in the area until September and work will be carried out keeping any disruption to a minimum. The new centre is set to open in 2018.

Electricity North West’s director for Energy Solutions, Lee Maxwell, said: “We are extremely proud to be involved in this amazing project and connect power to the new Proton Beam Treatment Centre which will treat 750 patients a year.

“We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers while we carry out this vital work and your power supply will not be affected.”

There will be temporary traffic lights in place during the project:
  • Cavendish Street – 16th July to 7th August
  • Burton Road crossing – 8th August
  • Lapwing Lane – 8th August to 19th August
  • Lapwing Lane – 22nd August to 23rd August
  • Lapwing Lane to bridge – 24th August
  • Lapwing Lane bridge crossing - 25th August to 26th August
  • Bridge to Palatine Road – 27th August
  • Palatine Road weekend working – 27th August to 31st August
  • Palatine Road – 31st August to 15th September
  • Oak Road – 15th September to 17th September

If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141 or follow @ElectricityNW.


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