By Sam Bridge
Design firm H+A Global says it has been appointed to work on Anfas Medical Care Health Group's Wellness Village
Design firm H+A Global has announced it has been appointed to work on Anfas Medical Care Health Group’s Wellness Village project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The vision for this project is to create a world class, preventative healthcare and wellness campus located in Ar Rehab, Jeddah.
The Wellness Village will feature a long-term care centre, women and children’s facilities, wellness clinics, a boutique wellness hotel and spa, sports fitness facilities, health-related F&B and retail outlets.
The site aims to provide a holistic end-to-end approach to healthcare with a focus on preventative care for the local population as well as visitors, from birth to retirement age.
The project is set to break ground in the second quarter of 2020 for completion in 2022.
The masterplan is made up of three plots over a site area of 35,370 sq m.
Stas Louca, managing director at H+A Global, said: “We are delighted to be awarded a project whose design ethos is so similar to our own - to create opportunities for well-being in all senses of the term - enhancing the way we work, live and play through thoughtful designs that are relevant, creative and fit their intended purpose.”
Louca added: “Physical, social and technological connectivity is increasingly crucial to the health and wellbeing of the global population. Connectivity is even more effective for the ageing population. We have considered this in our design catering to preventative care, social connectivity and technology. The advancements in medical innovations such as telemedicine, wearables, precision medicine and AI, will lead to a more efficient and effective way of delivering healthcare outcomes.
"The design of the built environment will enable people of all ages to easily access their community and surrounding areas, leading to increased engagement, activity levels, better health and improved quality of life.”
Mamdouh Albaqumi, CEO at AMCHG, said: “AMCHG appointed H+A Global to design our vision to provide exceptional care to patients, exceed their highest expectations and establish and maintain their trust. Modern technology has allowed us to offer a high level of service, in an economic manner, whilst reducing patient related errors and accidents.
"In our Wellness Village project, we will achieve this through the use of live visual feeds that allow immediate two-way communication and the transmission of vital signs in real time, allowing staff to respond prior to a medical event. This fundamental shift in medical transparency is a revolutionary development in healthcare.”For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.