STRUCTURE: A Maggie’s cancer centre is to officially open in Nottingham on 2 November.

Located next to the Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital, Maggie’s Nottingham will “complement the treatment on offer at the hospital, offering an evidence-based programme of support to help people through the emotional and practical complexities of a cancer diagnosis”.

The centre is the ninth Maggie’s Centre in the UK and is designed by architect Piers Gough CBE. Its near symmetrical design and generous height allows Maggie’s Nottingham to have a “sense of space and balance”, according to the charity.

Maggie’s Nottingham will serve the Mid Trent Cancer Network, which covers the populations of Nottingham, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – an area of approximately 1.3 million people with over 4,000 new cases of cancer a year.