Commissioned by the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry is the city’s pioneering new dental hospital.
As an integral part of the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry, the building also supports undergraduate and postgraduate dental education.
One Creative Environments Ltd designed this landmark development worked hard to ensure all stakeholders were involved throughout the design process, with the design team continually communicating progress and asking for feedback. Public consultation events were held to ensure the local community had a goo understanding of the project and had an opportunity to contribute to the design. This level of involvement lead to no public objections at the planning stage.
The designers also utilised BIM, to reduce risk and secure a clear, low cost solution early in the design. Using BIM from the outset allowed collaboration between the whole design team, while involving clients and contractors throughout – achieving a well-designed but low cost acute facility for the NHS.
Solus Ceramics supplied a vast amount of tiling to the projects, which was used in the main reception area and all of the public circulation walkways throughout the atrium.
Dark grey tiles from the Monolith range were used in a popular 300x600mm size. Solus Ceramics also supplied a number of bespoke step tread pieces that were filled with white carborundum to increase slip resistance on stairways. A darker tile from the same was also used on to create a visually defined area in the reception.
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