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Royal Sussex County Hospital : Brighton Building
English Hospital Building, southeast England, UK – design by BDP
31 Jan 2012
Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton
Royal Sussex County Hospital Gets Approval
Brighton and Hove City Council has announced that it is minded to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital site. This has been the largest and most complex application that BDP’s planning team, headed by Tessa O’Neill, has undertaken. The new Regional Centre for Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary Care (3Ts) has been developed through a P21 Framework partnership between the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Laing O’Rourke, with a team of designers from BDP, WSP and the Sweett Group.
The existing buildings, some over 200 years old, are amongst the oldest in the NHS, with cramped wards, inadequate clinical areas and limited public spaces. There is an overwhelming need to replace them with modern facilities which are welcoming, accessible and purpose-built for the provision of 21st century healthcare. The new buildings will include 361 beds with an average of 75% in single en-suite bedrooms, a helipad for the fast admittance of major trauma patients, and additional car parking spaces underground. The centre will provide trauma care services for the population of the south east, along with an increase in cancer centre facilities and a regional centre for brain injury patients.
BDP was appointed as lead designer, building on the success of the Royal Alex Children’s Hospital, which the Trust set as the design quality benchmark for the scheme. As with the Alex, the Trust’s primary aim was to put people at the heart of the team’s thinking. Lead design director, Benedict Zucchi said “It has been wonderful to be able to continue BDP’s collaboration with the Trust in ensuring that the feel, scale and sequence of spaces creates an reinvigorating sense of place and environment that is as reassuring and welcoming as possible.”
BDP project director, Neil Cadenhead, said “This is excellent news! BDP has worked in close partnership with the Trust and the whole design team to provide a solution which fits a large scale hospital sensitively into its historic context. The topography of the site is fully exploited with the necessary mass of the building broken down into fingers. The bulk of the ward accommodation faces south to make best use of the views over the English Channel for the patients.”
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Royal Alexandra Hospital Brighton
Winner of a Civic Trust Award 2009 + PM’s Better Public Building Award
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Royal Alexandra Brighton
The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, designed by BDP, has won the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, at a ceremony in London last night (Wednesday 08 October 2008). The award is a special category of the British Construction Industry Awards and is sponsored jointly by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC).
The children’s hospital was chosen from a shortlist of twenty one public building projects, that best demonstrate high-quality design, together with efficient procurement; economic and social value; good team work between client, designer and contractor; sound financial management and whole-life value for money; and sustainability.
Another English Hospital building design by BDP on e-architect:
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham
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