This is where we are going…
And this is where we have got to so far…
Updated 21st June 2019
This is the front of the Stage 1 Building seen from the opposite side of the road. On Tuesday 25th June 2019 we will be clebrating the completion of the building’s framework in a ceremony called ‘topping out’. This is a real milestone in the construciton of the building and of the overall 3Ts Redevelopment. With the frasmework complete the focus of the work will be on completing the cladding and glazing of the building and progressing the internal fitout. The fit out programme will take approximately eighteen months. The Stage 1 Building will open in the Spring of 2021.
The helideck on the roof of the Thomas Kemp Tower is nearing completion. The new and extended lifts that will serve the helideck are being fitted out and it will be ready to come into service later in the year. Having the helideck on site will prevent air ambulances from having to land in East Brighton Park and then transfer their patients to the hospital by road ambulance. This will make all the difference for our most severely injured and unwell patients.
Stage 1 is the first of the three stages of the 3Ts Redevelopment. It occupies the south east quarter of the hospital site. Once it is complete all the services in the Barry Building and its extensions will move into Stage 1. This will free up the south west quarter of the hospital site for redevelopment. This Stage 2 Building will be five storeys high, compared to the eleven storeys of Stage 1. It will, in the main, be the new Cancer Centre, and will feature an accessible garden that takes up the entire roof. The new Cancer Centre will have more than double the capcaity for chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other outpatient treatments. It will also have more than double the number of specialist cancer care beds that are currently available. It will open early in 2024.
Stage 3 will replace the old Cancer Centre with a much needed service yard and will make it much easier to manage the hospital’s complex logistic requirements.
In all, the 3Ts Redevelopment will improve the care environment for the patients and staff of more than forty wards and departments. In many cases it will replace old and outdated accommodation with cutting edge, 21st century care facilities. The upper floors of Stage 1 will play host to a range of wards, many of which will have come from the Barry Building, the oldest acute ward block in the NHS. These wards will have five times as much space per bed when they move.
The entire redevelopment will be complete in 2025 and will improve the front half of the hospital beyond recognition: from the 19th to the 21st Century in just nine years.
Stage 1, looking east along Eastern Road and showing the hospital’s new main entrance.
Stage 1, looking west along Eastern Road, showing the helideck on top of the Thomas Kemp Tower.