The new North Lantau hospital in Hong Kong has officially opened and commenced patient services. Mott MacDonald provided engineering design services for the project, which was constructed by a joint venture of Leighton Contractors (Asia) Ltd and Able Engineering Company Ltd. The hospital will help meet the needs of the growing local population and the various other tourist facilities situated on Lantau Island, including Hong Kong International Airport.
Covering an area of 20,000 sq m, the eight-storey hospital block sits above a single-level car park. Services will open in phases in accordance with the development of the local Tung Chung district. During the initial phase, an eight-hour accident and emergency service will be provided. This will be extended to 24 hours according to service demands and operational arrangements. Specialty services such as surgery, orthopaedic and traumatology, paediatric and gynaecology will also be provided gradually. Once in full operation, the hospital will have a total of 160 in-patient beds and 20 day beds, with a wide range of patient services including in-patient care, day hospital service and community nursing care.
Mott MacDonald’s role included civil, structural, geotechnical, building services, traffic and environmental design, as well as life-cycle costing.
Philip Chan, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “We are thrilled that the North Lantau Hospital has successfully opened to the public. The facility will provide quality health care to the local community. The success of this project strengthens our already excellent reputation in Hong Kong’s healthcare sector, with a wide portfolio of work including Yan Chai and Matilda hospitals, Castle Peak Psychiatric Hospital, the relocation of Queen Mary Hospital’s pathology department and laboratories and the AKN Proton Treatment Centre.”