Brighton 3Ts: Public Art Programme

The 3Ts Hospital Redevelopment is about improving services at Royal Sussex County Hospital for patients; improving the hospital to improve care. We are working with the team at the Trust to embed art into the fabric of the building.

Illustration of Kate Blee artwork

Architectural illustration of Kate Blee artwork for the Welcome Spaces

CONNECT is the public art programme for the Redevelopment. It will bring a unique quality to the new patient and public environments, that reflects the hospital's values of compassionate care for all.

CONNECT is being delivered by arts consultants Willis Newson in partnership with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Trust's ongoing arts programme Onward Arts, architects BDP and construction partner Laing O'Rourke.

The CONNECT team is working closely with partners and stakeholders across the city and county including Brighton and Hove City Council, Brighton University, Photoworks and a range of local artists.

CONNECT will bring together artists, architects, designers and developers to create a distinctive hospital environment firmly rooted in Brighton and Sussex.

The art programme aims to enhance the hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors:

  • easier to find your way around
  • more welcoming, less intimidating
  • caring and health-promoting

Through careful curation and selection, we will use art to create new links between the hospital, the city, county and community by celebrating the unique character and culture of Brighton and Sussex.

CONNECT will add a distinctive strand to the new identity for the hospital and a lasting legacy of high quality public art for local residents.

Find out more on the CONNECT website.