The 3Ts redevelopment at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton reached a major milestone last month when the majority of the Stage 1 Building was handed over to University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust has taken ownership of levels 1 to 9 of the eleven-storey building and has honoured Dr Louisa Martindale CBE by naming the building after her. A pioneering physician and surgeon during the early 20th century, Dr Martindale was the first female GP in Brighton, set up the first hospital for women and children in Brighton and was regarded as one of the world’s leading gynaecologists.
Before the Louisa Martindale Building can welcome patients next Spring, more than 16,000 pieces of furniture and equipment will be moved into the building and every inch of its vast interior will be meticulously cleaned.
McBains is providing construction supervision, cost management and project management services to the delivery of the new regional centre for teaching, trauma and tertiary care (3Ts) at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Stage 1 of the 3Ts redevelopment is the first and largest of a three-stage programme that will take the front half of the hospital from the 19th to 21st century. Stage 1 will have major new facilities for a diverse range of wards and departments, new diagnostic and theatre capacity, as well as state-of-the-art accommodation for a number of specialist services including neurosciences, stroke services and intensive care.
Steve Brooker, Project Director at McBains, commented: “An incredible amount of hard work has gone into the successful handover of the Louisa Martindale Building but it’s 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”.
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