Foster + Partners celebrate seven years of Maggie's Manchester with new film

Tuesday 14 March 2023

To celebrate seven years of Maggie's Manchester Foster + Partners made a film about how different people use the space in different ways.

In April, it will be seven years since Maggie’s Manchester officially opened. To celebrate, Foster + Partners sent a film crew to record the perspectives of the staff, nurses, surgeons, volunteers and centre visitors.

Maggie’s Manchester had personal significance to Lord Foster – having been born in Manchester and experienced a diagnosis first-hand.

Since it opened, the building has become a home for countless thousands of people in the area as they negotiate the challenges cancer brings.

Time has deepened the hold of Dan Pearson’s garden too, with its range of beds, micro gardens, and internal courtyards providing colour and contrast to the timber-framed building throughout the changing seasons. 

In revisiting the centre seven years on, Foster + Partners focused on the impact the centre has had on people’ lives:

  • Katherine relates her journey from personal diagnosis to leading the team of gardeners at the centre
  • Robin the Centre Head reflects on how the design makes the team feel different about the work they do
  • And clinicians from the Christie share how over time they regularly see better outcomes for those who visit the centre.  

Healing architecture

We know that great design and architecture can help the people who come to us for support feel better – and help us to give the best possible cancer support. 

While each Maggie's centre is unique, our buildings fit perfectly into its surroundings – a home from home that's designed to feel nothing like a hospital. 

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