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If cleanliness is next to godliness, then the Manser Practice is destined to pass through the pearly gates with its new NGS Macmillan Unit, integrating on one site all the Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s cancer care services. The £10 million purpose-built structure is one of the first buildings in the UK to be clad in Corian, chosen by the firm because of its ‘clean, contemporary look’, malleability, robustness and low maintenance. Because it can be thermoformed, jointed and laser-cut, it could be used on the curved exterior facade as well as internally, creating a material link from outside to in.

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