Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore has launched a 17ha mega healthcare city project, designed by the UK-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan.
The project, named Health City Novena, is being implemented by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Ministry.
The Singapore-based team of Broadway Malyan is providing the detailed masterplan, architectural and landscape design services, in collaboration with Surbana International Consultants, which is offering project management and engineering services.
The project will connect existing healthcare facilities and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Upon completion, the facility will serve 30,000 patients, visitors, staff, students and residents per day, doubling the number of patients currently served by the hospital.
Under the plans, existing buildings will be replaced with multi-storey blocks to increase floor space from 250,000m² to 600,000m².
Plans also include an increase in the number of beds by 25% to 2,200. Ten buildings will become physically linked, including Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The architectural firm said it will deliver a sustainable complex with a large, central open space featuring a new plaza.
Broadway Malyan practice director Ian Simpson said, "The public launch is a major milestone in the delivery of this exciting project and our team of world-class masterplanning and design experts is working in close partnership with the client’s team to deliver a scheme which transforms the experience of patients and the range of healthcare services in Central Singapore."
Broadway Malyan has also designed the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) for the Singapore Ministry of Health.
The company is providing architecture, landscape and interior design services for the 12-storey, 48,000m² building, which is expected to be completed in late 2013.
Image: Health City Novena will connect existing healthcare facilities and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Photo: Courtesy of Broadway Malyan.