BaS LIFT project shortlisted for three RICS awards

Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry has been shortlisted for a hat-trick of awards at this year’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) West Midlands Awards.

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 BaS LIFT and its private sector development partner, Prime, in partnership with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC), the University of Birmingham, design team One Creative Environments Ltd and Calthorpe Estates. It is the largest single healthcare project to be procured through the LIFT programme in its 10 year history.

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 BaS LIFT said; “We are delighted to have been nominated for three RICS awards for this landmark project in Birmingham. Patients visiting the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry are now treated in a modern, welcoming environment with the equipment and infrastructure to match the high level of expertise and care they receive there. We couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved with the development, however a RICS award would definitely be the icing on the cake!”

The RICS Awards showcase 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.