Brighton 3Ts: Public Art Programme

3Ts Looking East along Eastern RoadWe are working with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital’s NHS Trust to deliver an ambitious arts programme for the Royal Sussex County Hospital 3Ts (Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary Care) Hospital redevelopment.  The arts will be used to create an effective therapeutic environment and to convey compassion and care whilst establishing a strong sense of place and identity within the new development.  The new buildings will include new acute hospital facilities, a teaching centre and a cancer centre.  

Following consultation, we devised a public art strategy which we hope will run in partnership with local stakeholders and artists, projects linked to the hospital heritage and a participatory public engagement programme.  In July 2011, five artists were commissioned to work on areas of external and internal design, meaning that their work can be fully integrated into the build and design process from the earliest stages.  These artists are Kate Blee, Marion Brandis, Morag Myerscough, Sharon Ting and Bruce Williams.  Examples of their work can be seen on the BSUH website. Some of this work has since progressed and some has been postponed or changed within the strategy due to changes to the overall development.

The development is being delivered through Procure21 (P21).  Laing O’Rourke is the P21 partner and BDP the architects.