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Members visit Brighton’s 3Ts hospital redevelopment

4 March 2020

Dorking members visited the Stage 1 Building which will replace England’s oldest inpatient ward block

CIOB Dorking Hub members recently  visited Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital to see the work under way as part of its £485m, nine-year programme to replace the buildings on the front of the main hospital site.

Called the ‘3Ts redevelopment’ to reflect the hospital’s role in teaching, trauma and tertiary care, the programme will happen in three stages and be complete by 2024.

Lead contractor Laing O’Rourke spoke to members about the project and their focus on quality before giving a tour of the Stage 1 work.

Due to be completed by winter 2020, Stage 1 Building will replace the wards and departments of the Barry Building, which opened 20 years before Florence Nightingale started nursing and is England’s oldest inpatient ward block.

A helideck is also being constructed on the top of the Thomas Kemp Tower to move severely injured and unwell patients.

The new state-of-the-art facilities will meet the highest clinical standards and offer the hundreds of thousands of patients and visitors that pass through the hospital’s doors each year a modern, spacious care environment.


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