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Redeveloped Royal Sussex County Hospital Unit to Open in June

Redeveloped Royal Sussex County Hospital Unit to Open in June
16 June 2023

A new £500m facility for trauma, teaching and tertiary care is soon to open in Brighton.

New photographs of the 62,000 sq m NHS unit have been released by McBains, the construction consultancy providing construction supervision, cost management and project management services for the delivery of the facility.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is one of the oldest in the country, constructed in 1828. It was designed by Charles Barry, who was later the architect for the Houses of Parliament.



Picture: a photograph of an open balcony area with a sea view. featuring plants and a seating area. Image Credit: Dare & Hier Media Ltd


New Louisa Martindale Building


Stage 1 sees the opening of clinical and support accommodation in the new Louisa Martindale Building, named after the first female GP in Brighton who became one of the world’s leading gynaecologists. 

Stage 2 of the re-development is currently in the pre-building stage, and will remove the existing vacant buildings and construct a new Sussex Cancer Centre, providing 29,000 sq m of clinical and support accommodation.

The building will have major new facilities for more than 30 wards and departments, new diagnostic and theatre capacity, as well as increased capacity for the departments with high demand, including neurosciences, stroke services and intensive care.

The re-development also includes the relocation of the 165-year-old, Grade 2 listed Chapel interior – the oldest operating chapel in a healthcare facility in the UK – from the Barry Building into the new building. 

Steve Brooker, Project Director at McBains, said: “We are delighted to be able to unveil the first new pictures of the fully completed Louisa Martindale Building, which will significantly enhance patient care for the region.”

"An incredible amount of hard work has gone into ensuring the successful completion of the building and is 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."

Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the new Louisa Martindale Building. Image Credit: Dare & Hier Media Ltd

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 16 June 2023


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