Holland Proton Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) had its official opening last Friday. The Proton Centre is an initiative of Delft University of Technology, Erasmus MC and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), primarily for the treatment of cancer patients but also to facilitate ground-breaking research and education. HollandPTC is located on the Delft University of Technology campus.
Holland Proton Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) offers a new form of treatment for cancer patients: particle therapy. This treatment is a very precise form of radiation using minuscule charged particles such as protons, also known as proton therapy. Thanks to these particles, tumors can be irradiated more precisely and more effectively, with less damage to surrounding healthy tissue than is possible with conventional treatments. The first HollandPTC patient was successfully irradiated with protons in September.
Last week, Amsterdam UMC and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) also joined the HollandPTC partnership. These institutes are joining HollandPTC to provide their patients with faster access to proton therapy. They are also actively involved in knowledge development and improving proton therapy at HollandPTC.
AT Osborne’s broad role
AT Osborne created a Design Brief and an accompanying detailed investment cost estimate for this unique building. Our consultants subsequently handled the project – and process management for HollandPTC’s new building, including general monitoring of the investment budget, planning, risks and the quality of the services and work delivered. We were responsible for preparing the design, obtaining the necessary permits, conducting the required studies and coordinating with the local authorities, landowner and supplier of the proton therapy equipment. AT Osborne also provided extensive legal assistance: advice on the purchasing strategy, guiding the European tenders (the work, deliveries and services), acquisition & service contract preparations and negotiations, and supervision of the project as it was being carried out.