The £3m centre is being built at Forester Hospital in Aberdeen through a fundraising campaign by Maggie’s and the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation (EMF), founded by golfer Colin Montgomerie in memory of his mother.
Construction will take 40 weeks, with completion expected by June 2013. The contemporary building was designed by Snohetta, the Norwegian architect behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavillion in New York, alongside Aberdeen-based Halliday Fraser Munro.
The new Maggie’s Centre is the latest in a line of health-related construction projects for Robertson, which is also building the new Emergency Care Centre in Aberdeen.
Robertson regional managing director Keith Taylor said: “The new Maggie’s Centre will help thousands of people in Aberdeen. The contemporary design of the building makes it an interesting project in terms of construction and will lead to an extremely tranquil, positive environment for people with cancer and their families.
“Around 40 Robertson staff will be involved in the construction and as always we will be using local expertise and skills whenever possible. This centre will be a real asset for Aberdeen and we’re very proud to be involved.”