Hong Kong’s development as a regional healthcare hub is due to get a fresh boost in 2017 when the 500-bed Gleneagles private hospital opens its doors to the public. The state-of-the-art facility will provide not only significant additional resources for patient care, but also a new center for the education of healthcare professionals and advancement of clinical research.
Broad Range of Services
The 47,000m2 hospital in the Wong Chuk Hang district of Hong Kong Island will offer medical services across 35 specializations, including orthopaedics, traumatology and gynaecology, as well as out-patient and ambulatory care sections, operating theatres, a cardiovascular laboratory and a rehabilitation clinic. Under the auspices of the renowned medical faculty at the University of Hong Kong, it will also act as a key training ground for doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff.
Cutting-Edge Medical Facility
As a key design consultant, WSP has made sure Gleneagles has the building services fit for a cutting-edge medical and educational facility. Notable features include an air-cooled chiller plant designed to prevent legionnaire’s disease and a water-to-water heat pump, which helps both to pre-heat domestic hot water and to heat the hospital. A Central Control and Monitoring System (CCMS) and water-saving plumbing fixtures will allow the hospital to save both energy and water.
Using Technology to Fast Track Design Process
A fast track schedule has made it possible for this important facility to be ready much earlier than would typically be expected for a project of such scale and complexity. In our role as building services engineer, we worked closely with the rest of the project team to fast track the design process, using 3D CAD to speed up the preparation of drawings and to minimize conflict of services during construction. This contributed to a program that moved from design to the granting of the occupation permit in just 24 months, a remarkable achievement for a major hospital.
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