From its origins as a converted cotton mill, St Paul’s Hospital has grown to become a modern, high-tech medical complex and a crucial feature of the community in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay.
Almost a century after it opened its doors, the private hospital has taken yet another step into the future with an extensive redevelopment program that includes two new towers of 21 and 24 storeys with a 3-level basement car park. The new blocks will be constructed in phases and will increase capacity from 360 beds to almost 800 beds and provide new medical wards and facilities.
Design Using Latest Techniques
WSP was responsible for the mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy including design, contract preparation, construction planning and site supervision of the building services installations. The firm also ensured normal operation of the hospital during construction.
All aspects of the new building were designed using the latest hospital planning techniques, ensuring a smooth-running facility that can provide the highest care to patients far into the future. As is common in Hong Kong, restricted land supply has pushed St Paul’s to build upwards in order to fulfil its development potential, raising the challenge of how to maximize efficiency in a tall and complex structure.