• ClientMedical Research Council (MRC)
  • Duration 2013 to 2015

The decommissioning of the first hospital-based Cyclotron

In 2013 McGee won the somewhat unusual contract to decommission and demolish the Cyclotron and Annex Buildings at Hammersmith Hospital, on behalf of the Medical Research Council (MRC).  Rather interestingly, the hospital, back in 1955, was the only hospital in the world to have a Cyclotron.

Over the building’s lifetime, areas of radiological contamination have occurred, which include concrete enclosures, ventilation points and drainage areas.

The expertise of McGee’s project team is second to none and has been complemented by the formation of a partnership with Matom – experts in providing decommissioning services and radiological protection.  Since the project commenced, the teams have been working tirelessly to ensure the project progresses safely and to programme.

The contract works are taking two phases – Phase One involved investigative works to ascertain the requirements to access and remove the contaminated materials.   Phase Two works are now well underway to ensure the safe decontamination, decommissioning and demolition of the buildings.

It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of 2014.

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Services covered

  • Decontamination
  • Demolition


  • Healthcare

Scope of Work

Decommissioning, decontamination and demolition of the following:
  • 9-storey Laboratory and office complex
  • 3-storey Particle Accelerator Building with attached offices
  • 3-storey Cyclotron Containment Cell with associated offices and laboratories