Abigail Klein Leichman
January 29, 2023

A new building at Royal Bournemouth Hospital is the first healthcare facility in the UK being constructed using artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Israel’s Buildots to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

Buildots’ technology automatically analyzes data captured at the site via helmet-mounted 360-degree cameras.

The platform then generates true-to-life progress reports supported by visuals, providing managers and stakeholders with accurate, objective data and analysis, leading to improved efficiency.  

Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new 22,650-square-meter BEACH building (Births, Emergency And Critical Care, Children’s Health), constructed by Integrated Health Projects according to high sustainability standards, is part of a National Health Service (NHS) transformation of University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) hospitals.

Israeli AI construction technology helps build UK hospital
Architectural rendering of Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new BEACH building courtesy of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

“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,” said IHP Project Director Bruce Preston.

Steve Killen, Transformation Director at UHD, said the NHS uses public funds, “and Buildots technology is a great example of how we’re using cutting-edge technology to help provide the best value for money for the taxpayer.”

The BEACH building is planned to open in early 2025.

“The new Royal Bournemouth Hospital building is incredibly complex, with purpose-built facilities for maternity and children’s units, as well as emergency and critical care,” said Buildots Chief Product Officer Aviv Leibovici.

“We’re proud that Buildots is enabling this complicated project to be completed in a most efficient manner.”

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