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We are proud to have supported Willmott Dixon Interiors in the completion of a £2.85m extension at the accident and emergency department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The project, which delivered a new Urgent Treatment Centre, was procured via SCAPE and was delivered by Willmott Dixon Interiors on behalf of Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust.

The two-storey modular extension will be a key resource in managing the very high levels of demand for A&E services that the hospital continues to receive.

It contains five ground floor treatment rooms, a new reception waiting room, accessible toilets and a utility room. There are offices and a training/simulation suite on the first floor, a comms room, additional toilets and multifunctional space for hot desking and small meetings.

Willmott Dixon Interiors completed groundworks, piling and foundation works in preparation for the delivery of the building’s modular shell, which was manufactured off-site. It also delivered an internal fit out of the building ready for clinical use, with all works carried out in a live hospital environment.

The NHS and healthcare system is currently facing serious challenges with a considerable pull on resources and the Urgent Treatment Centre will be invaluable in supporting these high levels of demand whilst improving levels of care. SCAPE is delighted to have supported our partner, Willmott Dixon in accelerating this project forward to create positive change for the hospital and local community.

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE

Graham Shaw, managing director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “Modular construction is enabling us to deliver a faster and more efficient build which minimises disruption for NHS staff. The new building will supplement the hospital’s existing A&E facilities, providing access to urgent treatment and additional clinical space, as well as supporting a better patient flow through all parts of the department.”

James Millar, Deputy Director of Capital Development and Property at University Hospitals Susex NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a really positive development that will ease pressure on the hospital, leaving other departments free to treat the most serious cases, and is in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. . Thanks to careful planning and partnership working, the A&E Department remained fully operational during the building works. We look forward to patients experiencing the improved environment that this new facility can offer. This is part of the Trust’s dedication to delivering the best possible care environments across all our hospitals.”