A design and access statement by Martindales Architects Ltd sets out the need for more space, stating capacity has been a problem at the unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital for three to four years due to a rise in the number of cancer patients. It continued: As a result of the lack of clinical space, some of the services have been relocated to the main building. This is not good practice and has a direct effect on the patient experience. Essential additional facilities listed in the application include extra clinic rooms, more treatment chairs for chemotherapy to be delivered and a larger waiting area. What is planned is said to be architecturally striking and distinctly modern in appearance, with solar panels on the roof. A new main entrance and waiting areas will go on what is currently an area of grass next to the centre. Patients receiving chemotherapy will have a view out from the quadrant-shaped extended section, which promises to have a light, airy feel. Outside, there will be a courtyard garden for patients and relatives. Woodlands lead nurse Lynda Hall said: This will provide us with much needed space to be able to treat the increasing number of patient referrals.