Friday, 22 September 2017

Simulated fly-through of the RSCH redevelopment



The video is derived from a virtual reality modelling of the new development which has been created to aid staff familiarisation and training.

The VR model reflects all the information in the redevelopment’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) database. The VR model will continue to be updated until the end of the hospital redevelopment as new equipment is bought and the interior design of the new buildings takes shape.

This work on VR has been short-listed for Building Magazine’s BIM initiative of the year.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

91 Carlton Hill

Photo: RPM

Until it was demolished in the early 1960s this general shop on the corner of William Street had been in the Corder family for 50 years. The last occupant was a Miss A. Corder.

The corner of Carlton Hill & William Street today.

New A & E Department gets go-head.


The planned expansion of the RSCH Accident & Emergency Department has been approved by the city’s Planning Committee.

The current department has insufficient patient capacity and failed to meet performance standards for a number of years. The new plan will provide space for 70 short-stay assessment beds over two floors, and for complete refurbishment of the A&E department. The proposal aims to provide a much-needed fit-for-purpose facility, reduce pressure on scarce beds in the main hospital, and improve clinical care.


The new 70 bed Short Stay Unit will care for both surgical and medical patients who need to be admitted to hospital for 48 hours or less.

The new unit  will be housed  in an extension of the existing A&E Building on Bristol Gate. It will be located above the department’s ambulance and car drop off and will stand on columns to allow access for vehicles and pedestrians to the front door of A&E.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

North Street closure

North Street is going to be closed to through traffic from tomorrow, Monday 18th September until the middle of November.

All buses will be re-routed via King's Road and West Street.

It was last dug up in 2007 for renewal of Victorian water mains and apparently not reinstated properly.

The work is being done in 3 phases starting at the Clock Tower.

Phase 1
Queen's Rd. to King St.
Phase 2
King St. to Bond St.
Phase 3
Bond St. to East St.
It will interesting to hear of any effects the lack of buses has on footfall.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

East Street to lose Cath Kidston.

'Cath Kidston' East Street frontage

East Street Arcade.

Cath Kidston, the ‘Modern Vintage’ international retailer, has signed a lease with Redevco, for 1,700 sq ft of ground floor sales plus ancillary storage, at 6-7 North Street.  Cath Kitson, which began in 1993, has been trading at East Street Arcade since 2011. The move is being made in search of more display space. 

6-7 North Street is part of the Hanningtons estate currently being redeveloped and refurbished by Redevco.

It is unfortunate that North Street's gain has to be East Street Arcade's loss.