One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) was appointed by Local Improvement Finance Trust, BaS LIFT, to design and deliver a pioneering new dental hospital and dental school for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham.
The Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry is the UK’s first new combined dental hospital and school of dentistry for 40 years.
The development of the 1.23-hectare (3.05-acre) site into a new four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry was constructed in 3 years, with a build cost of £33m. Totalling 15,465sqm, it houses a range of services for the public including walk-in emergency dental care, Restorative, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.
The public are now able to access all dental services in one wing of the building with a second wing providing world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees.
Using BIM from the outset has allowed collaboration between the whole development and design team, while involving clients and contractors throughout – achieving a well-designed, cost effective facility.