New pictures of the fully completed £500m facility have been released by McBains, the construction consultancy.
The ‘3Ts’ development is transforming the Royal Sussex County Hospital, one of the oldest in the country, with a three-phase plan to improve services and provide a new regional centre for Trauma, Teaching, and Tertiary Care.
The new images were released by McBains, the construction consultancy providing construction supervision, cost management and project management services for the delivery of the facility.
The newly completed Stage 1 – the first and largest of the three-stage programme – will see the opening of 62,000 sq m of clinical and support accommodation in the new Louisa Martindale Building, named after the first female GP in Brighton who became one of the world’s leading gynaecologists.
The redevelopment will take the front half of the hospital from the 19th to 21st century – by facilitating the decanting of services from the oldest acute ward building in the NHS (the Barry Building, which opened in 1828) to the newest clinical building in NHS England.
The building will have major new facilities for more than 30 wards and departments, new diagnostic and theatre capacity, as well as increased capacity for the departments with high demand, including neurosciences, stroke services and intensive care.
The re-development includes:
Steve Brooker, Project Director at McBains, said:
“We are delighted to be able to unveil the first new pictures of the fully completed Louisa Martindale Building, which will significantly enhance patient care for the region.
"An incredible amount of hard work has gone into ensuring the successful completion of the building and is a true testament of the power of collaboration and teamwork that we've managed to achieve this incredible milestone. We now look ahead to its transformation into a working hospital and its vital role in transforming the lives of patients, staff and visitors."
Stage 2 of the re-development is currently in the pre-building (pre-construction services agreement) stage, with McBains leading the consultancy of the planning stages. Stage 2 will remove the existing vacant buildings and construct a new Sussex Cancer Centre, providing 29,000 sq m of clinical and support accommodation, providing far more availability for current and future patients, increasing the number of chemotherapy beds and radiotherapy machines.
McBains is a property and construction consultancy with operations in the UK and Europe.