Status : Completed 2022
VERITAS Architects Kuala Lumpur, VERITAS Interiors and VERITAS Landscape collaborated with VERITAS Architects Australia to design a major expansion of the existing Thomson Hospital to cater for the growth of the hospital and provide a greater range of specialist services.
Located on a highly visible site, the design maximises the prominence of the hospital to optimise exposure to the public. Pedestrian access from the adjoining educational campuses, residential precincts, and the MRT station has been provided.
The expansion programme accommodates four main components – additional specialist clinics, oncology centre, expanded operating theatre complex and signifacntly expanded hospital ward accommodation. A multilevel carpark has been incorporated to accommodate the large carparking requirement. A range of retail and food & beverage outlets provided to support needs of patients, visitors and staff.
The new wing significantly develops the existing clinical services, increases inpatient capacity and critical care facilities from 200 to 400 beds and doubles the number of operating theatres. The new wing also caters to centres of excellence for Cardiac Services and Catheterization, Endoscopy, Chemotherapy, Women’s and Men’s Health, Rehabilitation and Wellness department.
A contemporary rectilinear approach is adopted to create a landmark destination and to express the progressive values of the hospital. Efficient space planning has been applied to ensure a cost-effective design solution that also provides flexibility to cater to future medical services.
The design of the new THDK wing optimises site usage and integrates the existing hospital yet still provides future proofing by allocating part of the remaining site for further development.