It was on 6 February 2020 that the laying of the foundation stone for the new International Center for Cancer Research (IARC) took place in the Gerland district of Lyon, celebrating this project of 51.6 million euros, funded by Metropolis, the region, the state and the city of Lyon, all concerned with keeping this structure linked to the World Health Organization.
11 weeks free
But five weeks later, it was the first closure and closure of the site in 11 weeks while the opening of the new center was scheduled for early 2022. “Additional time has also been requested and is being negotiated between the general contractor and the Métropole de Lyon, for to take into account the delays due to restarting the site.
The delivery of the building has been postponed, but all players have been mobilized so that the IARC can move in before the end of 2022.
With regard to the costs associated with the health crisis, Metropolis, as the client, manages the entire budget and is obliged, as with all companies operating in Greater Lyon and in accordance with the Decree Partner, to take responsibility for the additional costs related exclusively to Covid-19 “. indicates Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, Director of IARC, on the occasion of World Cancer Day on 4 February.