3Ts Redevelopment Programme

The 3Ts Redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital began on Monday 4 January 2016.

Improving the hospital to improve care – The publicly funded 3Ts Redevelopment is about improving services for patients.

Architect BDP's visual of the new entrance for the Stage 2 building

Architect BDP’s visual of the new entrance for the Stage 2 building


Getting from the nineteenth to the twenty first century in just nine years

The redevelopment will replace all the buildings on the front half of the hospital site with two new hospital facilities.

It will take nine years to complete and will be done in three stages. All the hospital’s clinical services will continue to run on site during the redevelopment.

The main buildings at the front of the County Hospital were built nearly 200 years ago.

The wards are cramped, the other clinical and public areas are inadequate and there is an overwhelming need to replace them with modern facilities which are welcoming, accessible and purpose-built for the provision of 21st century healthcare.

Stage 1- Outpatient, inpatient and specialist services

The Stage 1 building will offer:

  • New inpatient accommodation with more than four times as much space per bed
  • Improved trauma facilities including a helideck for the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance
  • A purpose-built facility for The Regional Centre for Neurosciences with twice as many beds and an additional neurosurgical theatre to allow more patients with neurological conditions and injuries to be treated closer to home.

Stage 2 – Cancer Centre & Medical School

The Stage 2 Building will house:

  • The new and expanded Sussex Cancer Centre, including a new Chemotherapy Day Unit, increasing the radiotherapy service and doubling the number of beds on the Oncology Ward
  • State-of-the-art teaching, training and research facilities for Brighton and Sussex Medical School