On October 10, GS Engineering & Construction (E&C), one of South Korea's leading builders, held a ceremony to mark the completion of the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) in Singapore with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and GS E&C CEO Lim Byung-yong in attendance.
In May 2012, GS E&C won the 600-billion-won NTFGH construction project, the biggest-ever overseas deal for GS E&C, from the Singaporean Ministry of Health. The NTFGH project involved the construction of three hospital wards with a gross floor area of 237,190㎡ in the outskirts of Jurong. It was designed to accommodate as many as 1,100 patients and stand up to 16 stories tall with two basement levels.
Given that the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and the Tan Tock Seng Hospital now can accommodate over 1,500 patients thanks to extension works carried out over a long period time, the 1,100-bed NTFGH is Singapore’s largest single hospital construction project.
The NTFGH meets international healthcare building standards, embodies the latest hospital design and medical technology trends. Architecturally, its unique exterior design makes the NTFGH a landmark building in Singapore. Hence it is viewed as one of the hospitals representative of Singapore.
Design wise, the NTFGH is a collaboration of the US’s HOK with Melbourne-based studio505. The NTFGH’s unique streamlined, fan-shaped floor plan has enabled an innovative new patient bed configuration and space planning, thereby distinguishing the NTFGH from other typical hospital designs.
Also, the NTFGH has received a GreenMark Platinum Award, the highest rating for green buildings, from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). As such, GS E&C has already been recognized as a top-notch builder in Singapore.
“As a trustworthy business partner, GS E&C will work hard to strengthen the Singaporean government’s faith in us,” said chief project manager Park Kwang-ho at GS E&C.