Plans for a new £155m Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton are being showcased from Thursday 12 October to Sunday 5 November.
A public exhibition is taking place in the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) main entrance, with people asked to shared thoughts online at www.bdp.com/sussexcancercentre.
Lead cancer clinicians and the building’s designers will also be talking through their plans and answering questions at both online and in-person events in this month.
People can meet the team in the hospital’s main entrance between 4-8pm on Monday 16 October and Wednesday 25 October. And an online presentation and Q&A session is taking place on Monday 23 October, 6-8pm.
Dr Sarah Westwell, consultant oncologist and chief of service (Cancer) at University Hospitals Sussex, said: “We’re hugely excited about this once in a generation opportunity to transform the care we’re able to provide for people living with cancer in Sussex.
“The building has been meticulously designed with our patients, their outcomes and wellbeing at the heart of every decision. It will bring state of the art purpose-built facilities, employing novel treatments and technologies, expertise, and research together in an environment that supports improved patient and staff experience.
“Our new cancer centre will bring world-class cancer care to Brighton and Sussex, helping to save lives at a time when one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime.”
Planning permission for the 3Ts Development was originally granted in 2012 but plans for the Sussex Cancer Centre have since been updated. A public consultation from 12 October to 5 November is seeking feedback on the revised design to support Section 73 and 96A planning amendments that will be submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council next year.
Robert Cairney, director of Capital Development and Planning for University Hospitals Sussex, said: “Stage 1 of the 3Ts Redevelopment, now known as the Louisa Martindale Building, has completely transformed the clinical environment for more than 30 wards and departments since it opened for patients a few months ago. Stage 2 will do the same for our radiotherapy, oncology and haematology departments and provide state-of-the-art facilities for patients receiving treatment for cancer too.
“Our design team have carefully considered everything our patients and clinicians have asked for, but now we want others to share their thoughts with us to help inform our final design. With so many of us experiencing cancer in our lifetime, we all have an interest ensuring we deliver the best building we can – so please take a few moments to view our plans and complete our questionnaire. Thank you.”
The consultation questionnaire is available online at www.bdp.com/sussexcancercentre.
The third and final stage of the 3Ts Redevelopment is the construction of a new logistics yard, where the current cancer centre is located, to service the Royal Sussex County Hospital campus.
The 3Ts Redevelopment is part of the national New Hospital Programme and being delivered in partnership with industry specialists Lang O’Rourke, McBains and BDP.