The 3Ts Redevelopment’s heritage programme gets a major boost

We are pleased to announce that the 3Ts Redevelopment, working with partner organisations, has won Heritage Lottery Fund support for a two-year project (2017-2019) designed to capture the history and heritage of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The hospital is undergoing a period of great change and improvement through the £485 million 3Ts Redevelopment. The aim of the heritage project is to preserve and represent the history of the hospital through collected objects and stories. These will form the core of a number of presentations and displays for staff, patients and visitors to the hospital. Outreach will be an important part of these displays, with a selection of handling materials taken onto the wards for those too unwell to attend the displays. Talks and events to illustrate and share information about the findings of the heritage project will take place both at the hospital and with partner organisations across the city, thereby reaching a wider audience. Details of these events will be shared here as the heritage programme progresses.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital was built in 1828, with the aim to provide treatment to the local poor and extol the virtues of seawater treatment for people from across the country. Now, nearly 200 years later, a lot has changed at the hospital. in the form of the 3Ts Redevelopment it is currently embarking on its greatest transformation to date. The redevelopment is replacing 12 old buildings, many of which are no longer fit for purpose, with two brand new state-of-the-art clinical facilities. As a result new histories are being uncovered along the way, from stories people are being prompted to remember, to archive material and objects. The 3Ts Redevelopment is delivering a great hospital for patients, and the heritage project will be key to understanding and sharing the journey the RSCH has been through in the last 189 years to reach this point.

We are currently recruiting for a Heritage Officer to work on this project – if you are interested in applying please see