Prime will be hoping for a hat-trick of awards at this year’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) West Midlands Awards, with the announcement of three nominations for the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry.
Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the £50m development is the first integrated dental hospital and school to be built in the UK for 40 years and was developed by Prime for local LIFTCo, BaS LIFT, in partnership with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC), the University of Birmingham, design team One Creative Environments Ltd and Calthorpe Estates.
Built on the former site of the BBC Pebble Mill studios, the landmark facility offers 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 project has been shortlisted in the Infrastructure, Community Benefit and Design through Innovation categories and will be competing against other schemes from the West Midlands region.
Ewan Forsyth, Development Director at Prime said; “This is a landmark building for the West Midlands, delivering not only improved healthcare services and training facilities, but also serving as a catalyst for further redevelopment in the area as part of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter.
“As the first standalone dental hospital to be built in the UK for 40 years, this has been a once in a career project for the Prime team, and we are delighted that our work is being recognised in this way. Fingers crossed for one or two awards on the night!”
The RICS Awardsshowcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property and construction, celebrating the achievements of professionals working in both the built and natural environment. The ceremony to announce the winners will take place on 18 May 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Club.