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Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary Care Centre (3Ts)

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Brighton, UK Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust £485m 2019

Project details

Our solution fits a large scale hospital sensitively into its historic context. The topography of the site is fully exploited with the mass of the building broken down into fingers, which contain the bulk of the ward accommodation and face south with views over the English Channel.

We were involved in detailed negotiations with the local planning authority and English Heritage, in relation to design and heritage issues. We also led extensive negotiations with the local authority on the complex Section 106 Agreement and planning conditions.

Two new state-of-the-art hospital buildings will bring Elderly Care, General Medicine, HIV and Clinical Infection wards up to modern standards, and establish the hospital as the Major Trauma Centre for the region. The new build will include 361 beds, 65% of which will be in single en-suite rooms, a helipad and additional parking spaces underground.

Brief

  • redevelop the Royal Sussex County Hospital on a very constrained site
  • replace 200 year old buildings with modern facilities for the provision of 21st century healthcare

Results

  • a reinvigorated sense of place and an environment that is as reassuring and welcoming as possible
  • the planning application, labelled by officers as “Brighton’s most complex application,” received a unanimous decision to grant consent from the planning committee in January 2012
  • the largest application that our planning team has led

Integrated services

architecture, environmental engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, planner