Paterson Building Fire
On the 26th April 2017 the Paterson Building, which houses most of the CRUK Manchester Institute, caught fire resulting in significant damage and loss of valuable equipment and research. We are very grateful to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, whose rapid response, bravery and professionalism helped us to save a great deal of our most important equipment and many of our research samples. Thanks are also due to our colleagues throughout The University of Manchester as well as our local collaborators at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and our main funders Cancer Research UK for their help and support. We have also received help, and offers of help, from the wider research community and many generous donations to the fund set up by CRUK to aid with rebuilding our research facilities.
As a result of the fire, the Institute is relocating to Alderley Park in Cheshire until such time as our research facilities are re-established on our former site in Withington, Manchester. We are looking forward to the new opportunities that relocating to Alderley Park will bring while ensuring that we retain our close links to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust as these are critical to our aims of improving the outcomes for cancer patients through research.