Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry named as finalist at this year’s Partnerships Awards

The new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Healthcare Project’ category of the 2015 Partnerships Awards.

The scheme, which is due to open in September, was put forward for the awards by BaS LIFT’s private sector investment and development partner, Prime. It is up against some stiff international competition, including healthcare schemes in Turkey and Germany.

The landmark development, which is in the heart of the Midlands, will be the first integrated, stand-alone new dental hospital and school in the UK for almost 40 years, providing state-of-the-art clinical facilities and a world-class teaching environment.

The project has been led by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, together with its partners the University of Birmingham, BaS LIFT, Prime and Calthorpe Estates.

Ewan Forsyth, Director of BaS LIFT, said: “This scheme is a fantastic example of what the public and private sector can deliver by working together. Not only will it serve the people of the region and train the next generation of dentists to world-class standards, it is also a real catalyst for inward investment in this area of Birmingham, making it a hub for medical excellence.”

The awards have been run for the last 17 years, recognising and rewarding the public and private sectors for their work in delivering the latest innovative schemes.

More than 700 leading figures are expected to attend the awards ceremony in May to honour the winners of each hotly contested category.