Situated on the grounds of Royal Jubilee Hospital, the new 90,000 square feet, Vancouver Island Cancer Centre is a state-of-the-art treatment and research facility. The building occupies three levels on a challenging sloped site, and is configured in response to a variety of adjacent site conditions and view opportunities. A strong ambition to create a pleasant environment for patients and staff guided the articulation and orientation of the 450 rooms, including the accommodation of three simulators, one brachy therapy and six radiation therapy vaults.
Natural light floods many of the public spaces, including the three storey lobby which serves as a user orientation device situated at the hub of three wings. A conference centre and a research laboratory on the third level compliment the patient facilities on the two lower floors. Natural colours and finishes reinforce the ambiance of the facility which is clad in soft amber-coloured brick.