The Skandion Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden, is the first clinic in Scandinavia to offer advanced cancer treatment using proton therapy.
The clinic consists of patient rooms, administration and radiation sections, as well as a hotel and restaurant.
The building was specially designed to meet the strict demands for a radiation facility: The walls are 3.7 metres thick and cast in iron-ore concrete, and the roof is 4.1 metres thick.
HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Betongindustri supplied 14,000 cubic metres of concrete, of which over 300 cubic metres were iron-ore concrete, weighing around 3,800 kilos per cubic metre. The iron ore was delivered by train to Uppsala from Malmfälten in the north.