External View of the hospital with the new integrated heli-deck on top of an existing building.

Brighton 3Ts Virtual Reality

The Brighton 3Ts project comprises the construction of £485m, 93,000m2 of state-of-the-art hospital buildings.
The VR model produced by Sterling BIM includes:
• Every room modelled, including all hospital equipment;
• All finishes shown as accurately as possible;
• External areas; and
• All contractor’s, architect’s, structural and services’ models as well as supplier BIM models, such as steelwork, helideck, etc.
The Trust has invested in the VR as part of its change management process:
The Trust’s stated aim is to validate the operational approach and optimise clinical processes and staffing to ensure the best possible patient care. This would not be possible in a traditional BIM model.
The Brighton VR initiative works by taking the models produced by the supply chain and running them in VR software to produce a standalone file which is capable of running on any machine with the suitable hardware.

Lead Nurse Specialist Medical Directorate at BSUH, trialling clinical functionality of a consulting room in the VR

Intensive Care Unit - fully modelled with medical equipment, allowing clinical staff to test the working environment

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02 July 2015
“This is an extremely important step forward in the use of BIM and VR in a major hospital redevelopment project. The VR allows our key users to experience what the new facilities will be like, well in advance of their completion. This means we can prepare everyone for the transition to their new hospital and can optimise how they will provide care for patients there”.
Duane Passman Project Director Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust