Royal Sussex County Hospital Decant Works

Client: Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust
QS: Tuner & Townsend
Engineer: Colin Toms & Partners LLP
Value: £1,153,000
Programme: 41 Weeks


This project, procured using the NEC 3 form of contract, consisted of the phased refurbishment of multiple clinical and administration areas across the Royal Sussex County Hospitals site as part of 3Ts Redevelopment Project.

The Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) de-sign was developed by Pilbeam Construction and our M&E consultants in accordance with all statutory requirements and the Department of Health’s Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN).

All works were undertaken within a live hospital envi-ronment requiring constant collaboration with various stakeholders across the complex including the Estates team and their consultants, Infection Control and Radiation Protection Advisors to name a few.

Sequencing and methodology were in a constant state of flux and developed to minimise impact on both clinical end-users and patients.

Our team allocated to this project had specific experience of working within operational health care premises, on NEC contracts and design and build projects.

Works undertaken included striping out of the Iodine Room with internal reconfiguration and refurbishment with lead lined floors and partitions and new medical services equipment. Structural alterations and striping out of the Barry Building X-Ray department followed by installation of new services and Group 1 and 2 equipment. To facilitate new services to this area roof mounted air-handling plant was installed.

Similar work was undertaken in the Sussex Cancer Centre, the Ear Nose and Throat Department and Audiology including the provision of new consultation, treatment, reception and administration areas and the installation of a specialist Audiology Booth.