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Brighton 3Ts Redevelopment

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Deanestor was awarded the £1.5m furniture and fitout contract for the first phase of the £485m 3Ts redevelopment of Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Project:                       Brighton 3Ts Redevelopment           
Sector:                        Healthcare     
Client:                         Royal Sussex County Hospital     
Main Contractor:       Laing O’Rourke
Architects:                  BDP
Contract value:          £1.5m
Furniture:                   Main hospital reception desk, nurse stations, staff bases, clinical base and wall storage units, shelving, worktops

The Project


Brighton 3Ts is a major, £485m redevelopment project, which will modernise Royal Sussex County Hospital and provide state-of-the-art accommodation to improve the patient experience and support the Trust’s roles as a district general hospital, a specialist tertiary centre, a teaching hub, and a major trauma centre.



Bespoke Joinery Package – from main reception to clinical storage

As part of the first phase of the redevelopment, Deanestor will manufacture around 17,000 items of furniture and will be fitting out 2,000 rooms across the new, purpose-designed 11-storey building.

The bespoke joinery package awarded to Deanestor includes a stunning 6m diameter main hospital reception desk for welcoming patients and visitors, and using natural walnut hardwood and veneers.

35 nurse stations and staff bases with solid surface finishes and wood grain fascias will be manufactured and installed across the building, together with 40 touchdown bases providing staff with convenient additional workspaces in the clinical areas.

Deanestor is manufacturing hospital furniture for all consulting rooms, patient bedrooms, and utilities, including base and wall storage units with white Formica door fronts, adjustable shelving units – some with HTM71 tray inserts, and solid grade laminate worktops to patient bedrooms.



Hospital Fitout – over 10,000 items


The Deanestor team will be fitting over 10,000 individual products procured by the Trust such as rack storage systems, dispensers, clocks, noticeboards, benching, and white goods.


Stainless steel furniture will also be provided for the catering areas on each floor.

The contract is due for completion in Summer 2022.


18 Projects to Date for Laing O’Rourke


Deanestor has a long-standing relationship with Laing O’Rourke and BDP, and this latest contract follows their successful completion of fitout projects at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool, The Grange University Hospital in Wales, Dumfries and Galloway Hospital in Scotland, and furniture provided for a number of Nightingale hospitals in the Covid-19 pandemic.


The project is Deanestor’s 18th contract for Laing O’Rourke.


Image courtesy of BDP.