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BDP's Royal Sussex County Hospital plan given all-clear

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Brighton and Hove City Council is ‘minded to grant planning permission’ for the redevelopment of Sussex County Hospital – the largest ever application from BDP’s planning team

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 new buildings will include 361 beds with an average of 75 per cent in single, ensuite 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.

The existing buildings, some over 200 years old, are among the oldest in the NHS. 

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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