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"MAGGIES" Cancer Caring Centre-Nottingham


Welcome to Maggie's Nottingham

Maggie's Nottingham is the second centre to open within the Joy of Living campaign. Thank you to all our donors and supporters for making the centre a reality.

About the area

Maggie’s Nottingham serves the East Midlands Cancer Network, situated next to the Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital.

The East Midlands Cancer Network covers the populations of Nottingham, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – an area of approximately 4 million people. Within this area, there are over 20,000 new cases of cancer a year.

The Architect

Piers Gough CBE is a well-known architect and was a personal friend of Maggie Keswick Jencks. He is famous for his bold and imaginative architecture and has created a playful, open plan design for Maggie’s Nottingham.

“The light, peaceful and non-institutional design of Maggie’s Nottingham will be a sanctuary for all those who walk through the door. Sheltered by trees, the centre will be a homely, comfortable space next to the busy hospital, where anyone affected by cancer can come to relax. The centre is a safe space where visitors can engage with nature while being sheltered from the elements. From the outside the playful appearance will entice people to take a look through the door; once they do the harmony of light and space will create a uniquely welcoming environment.”

Piers Gough of CZWG Architects


The near symmetrical design and generous height allows Maggie’s Nottingham to have a sense of space and balance. The elevated oval building of glazed ceramic tile floats over a smaller basement, with plants growing up the sides. Balconies will extend from the kitchen and meeting rooms and a patio will open onto the garden, which is designed to use scent and texture to create a secluded and uplifting area for people to enjoy.

Nottingham-born fashion designer Sir Paul Smith is designing the interior of Maggie’s Nottingham. His design will include photos taken during his travels round the world.

Sir Paul Smith said: “I am delighted to be involved in creating this centre for people living with cancer and their family and friends. It will be a great resource for everyone and a fantastic new addition to the city. Piers Gough is an incredible architect and it has been a joy to work together on the design.”

Funding Maggie's Nottingham

We still need your support to help keep our fantastic new centre running. For further information, please contact Jillian Steele, or the Fundraising Organiser Angela Kehoe,'s%20Nottingham or by calling the Centre's fundraising line on 0115 924 6211.

You can find out more about how you can support Maggie's Nottingham on our fundraising pages.

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