Dental Hospital Wins For Design Through Innovation Award
The £50 million new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill has won the prestigious Design through Innovation Award at this year’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) West Midlands Awards, held on 18 May 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Club.
The judges applauded the functionality and layout of the building, which has been enhanced through clever design and colour, noting features such as the welcoming entrance atrium, the naturally lit, open plan dental bays and the world class research laboratories.
The first development to be built on Calthorpe Estates’ Pebble Mill scheme, provides a landmark facility offering cutting-edge treatment to a patient population of around 1.5 million, while securing the future of dental training in the region for years to come.
The dental hospital was put forward and shortlisted for three RICS awards by healthcare property company, Prime, which developed the project for local LIFTCo Birmingham and Solihull LIFT, in partnership with Birmingham Community NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC), the University of Birmingham, One Creative Environments Ltd and Calthorpe Estates.
Ewan Forsyth, Development Director at Prime said;” It’s an amazing achievement for this landmark project for the City and forms an important part of the regeneration of the area.”
Ralph Minott, Development Director at Calthorpe Estates added;”We are delighted that the team behind the Dental Hospital has won this coveted award. As the first development to open at Pebble Mill, The Dental Hospital scheme set the aspirational standard we wanted and we believe future schemes will continue to illustrate superb design and innovation, creating a world class centre for healthcare and medical provision.”
Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry will now go forward to represent the West Midlands in the national RICS Grand Final on 2 November 2017, competing against other projects from across the UK.