SEOUL ST MARY’S HOSPITAL
Beating schedule and budget on one of South Korea’s biggest hospitals
Since its inauguration in 2009, this mega hospital and research complex in the Seocho district of Seoul has become renowned as one of the country’s premier medical centers. With 22 upper floors, 6 basement levels and 1,320 beds, it is one of the largest hospitals in the country. Almost 8,000 patients per day are treated in a modern and spacious environment.
A Top-Level Care Facility
In the main hospital block, state-of-the-art medical facilities offer top-level care across 24 specialized centers and a 110-bed intensive care unit. Next door, the 27,400m2 Catholic University Medical School hosts a center of excellence in medical education and R&D as well as living quarters for medical staff and students.
Important Cost Savings
WSP played a key role in the efficient delivery of this large-scale project, taking an integrated approach that minimized design changes and allowed for fast-track construction methods. Working alongside our local construction management experts, our specialist hospital design team conducted detailed technical reviews and value engineering workshops in a process that generated cost savings of US$40 million and helped to deliver a world-class project a year ahead of the initial deadline.
Following the driving vision of a functional, flexible and high-quality facility, we also created adaptable patient floors that allow the hospital wards to be easily arranged into five-bed, two-bed or even private room configurations depending on demand.