CBS Showcases Buildots Use On The New Royal Bournemouth Hospital

AI Technology Helps On Construction Of 2,300 Room NHS Site

Our AI technology made headlines when it was featured in a CBS News segment and was reported on in several well-known publications, including Construction Enquirer in the UK and over 130 stations in the US. The report follows the announcement by University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) that the new Royal Bournemouth Hospital is the first hospital structure in the UK to be built using our award-winning technology, resulting in this incredible exposure.


The Project

The project is being undertaken by UHD's main contractor for transformation, Integrated Health Projects (IHP) – an alliance between VINCI Construction UK and building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine.

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital's new BEACH building (Births, Emergency And Critical Care, Children's Health) will include a new purpose-built maternity unit, purpose-built children's unit, enhanced emergency department, and critical care unit. The total extension is 22,650m², and the design meets modern best practice standards and guidelines. It will also be a 'BREEAM Excellent' standard building, placing it in the top 10% of UK buildings in terms of sustainability.

Bruce Preston, Project Director at IHP, says, "We're proud that the BEACH building construction is the first NHS transformation project to use this great system. By embracing Buildots smart technology, we're able to use AI and 3D model vision to efficiently track build progress compared with design and schedule to help ensure we remain on course."

The construction work has been designed to minimise disruptions to the Royal Bournemouth site over the duration of the project. The BEACH Building is planned to open in early 2025 and forms part of the £250M transformation of UHD's hospitals, including Poole and Christchurch Hospitals.

"We're pleased that Buildots is enabling this complicated project to be completed in a most efficient manner and hope that others will follow Bournemouth's lead in building the next generation of healthcare and other facilities," added Aviv Leibovici, CPO and Co-Founder at Buildots.

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