Sinking teeth into Edgbaston
Work is well underway on the construction of Birmingham's new dental hospital, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2012/12/first-bite-into-medical-future-for.html, on the site of former BBC Pebble Mill. Work began in September 2013 with the traditional turf-cutting ceremony, http://www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/news/pebble-mill-turf-cut/, to get work started on the £34m building.
The new hospital enhances the city's reputation as a hub of medicine, learning and life sciences and is a key element of the new Edgbaston Medical Quarter complimenting the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The hospital will provide walk-in emergency dental care, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, orthodontics and paediatric dentistry while providing facilities for world-class research for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees, http://www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/about-us/clinical-services/specialist-services/dental-hospital/new-dental-hospital/
The new hospital replaces the ageing facilities of the existing dental hospital at St Chad's Circus in the city centre which is more than 50 years old and will allow the University of Birmingham's School of Dentistry to be better integrated with the nearby Edgbaston campus and medical school and cater better for the expected 100,000 visitors a year.
Work began in September 2013 and it is expected to be open to the public in time for the beginning of the 2015 autumn term.
Design images of the proposed new Dental Hospital reproduced courtesy of Calthorpe Estates.
Photos showing the new dental hospital construction progressing rapidly from 9 March 2014.
While work is well underway on the new 172,000 sq foot hospital the nearby plots have almost all been sold with only one plot left for sale to sit alongside the Circle Birmingham private hospital and BUPA 62 bed care home. The final plot which has received planning consent for a 53,800 sq ft healthcare facility, http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/200m-pebble-mill-scheme-gets-6800284, will see the completion of the £200m Pebble Mill scheme to regenerate the former BBC Pebble Mill site.
Image reproduced from: http://www.pebblemillbirmingham.co.uk/
Indicative image of the BUPA care home and image showing the potential of Plot 4 following it's planning approval reproduced from Calthorpe Estates.