Plans have been announced for a mega integrated healthcare hub, to be built around Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, designed by Broadway Malyan. ‘Health City Novena’ is spearheaded by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Ministry, and will serve patients in Central Singapore, where the local population is aging faster than the rest of the country. Community-focused design philosophy will deliver a highly-sustainable complex with a large, central open space featuring a new plaza, aimed at putting the community at the heart of the inter-connected buildings.
The scheme will link existing healthcare facilities and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine to create the largest healthcare complex in Singapore, which will also host a new National Skin Centre. It will offer a full range of acute to intermediate and long-term care and holistic care services, including wider research and education, commercial, leisure and public spaces. When complete in 2030 it will serve 30,000 patients, visitors, staff, students and residents a day, double the current 15,000 who visit Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Existing low-rise old buildings will be replaced with space-efficient multi-storey blocks to increase the floor space from 250,000 to 600,000 sq m, the number of beds will be increased by 25 per cent to 2,200 and ten buildings will be physically connected, including Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Broadway Malyan’s Singapore-based team is delivering the detailed masterplan, architectural and landscape design services, in collaboration with Surbana International Consultants, which is leading on project management and engineering services.