Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Marsden – London – UK


Location London, UK

Year 2019

Designer Ab Rogers design

Contractor The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust


Glazed Palagio’s Terracotta for the Maggie’s Centre in London

Designed by Ab Rogers Design the new Maggie’s Centre building at Royal Marsden in south London is clad in bright red tailor-made extruded terracotta tiles.

This work focuses on some of the latest high-end solutions of production, as bent tiles, double firing for glazed edges, curved cuts, and notches has been made by a water-jet cut robot.

They were extruded and glazed in four different shades of red from a deeper ‘carmine’ to a translucent ’coral’.

Next to the main entrance, little drawings, or ‘tattoos’ as Ab Rogers and Ernesto Bartolini calls them, are carved into the ceramic surface.

Designed around a sunpath diagram, four glass-fronted volumes staggered in height are sited in a semi-circular formation so that each faces the sun at different times of the day.




Start on site January 2018
Completion October 2019
Gross internal floor area 468m²
Architect Ab Rogers Design
Client The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust
M&E consultant BCA Consulting
Terracotta cladding Palagio Engineering



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