A hospital building has won two awards for the way it was designed.

The University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust's Louisa Martindale Building (LMB) in Brighton won the Healthcare Design award and the Interior Design and Arts award at the European Healthcare Design Awards 2024 ceremony.

The building replaces the Barry Building, which is being demolished.

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It has facilities including custom-designed outpatient areas, inpatient wards, operating theatres and a critical care facility.

It also has sea views which some patients can see from their hospital beds.

Terece Walters, hospital nurse director for the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said: "These awards are a fantastic recognition of the work so many people did to produce a brilliant building.

"Clinical and nursing staff were heavily involved at every stage of the design and that means we have a building that doesn’t just look great, it gives people a highly tailored environment to recover in, and to work in.

"It’s a huge improvement to the Barry Building and transforms what we can do for our patients."

Gary Speirs, associate director of 3Ts Capital at UHSussex, said: "The awards ceremony was a lovely way to honour the years of dedicated work to make the Louisa Martindale building the amazing healthcare facility that it is now.

"The enormity of such a project can be easily overlooked but it takes a lot of people, expertise, and time to achieve something like this.

"The project has taken over a decade, but it’s been an incredible journey, and we are all so proud to be able to provide a building that will facilitate exceptional care for our community."

The University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust commissioned the hospital, which was designed by BDP, with arts consultants Willis Newson responsible for the art curation and integration.

The building was judged by 21 international delegates who visited the building and looked at it close-up.