Wednesday 23 September 2020

H+A Global wins Jeddah wellness project design contract

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia), November 12, 2019

H+A Global, a multidisciplinary design firm specialising in healthcare, hospitality and residential design, said it has been signed up by Anfas Medical Care Health Group (AMCHG) to provide advisory, architecture, interior and landscape design services for its new wellness village project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Wellness Village is a major project of AMC Health Group, a Saudi-based specialist in providing health services mainly dedicated to long-term lung problems requiring mechanical ventilation.

The upcoming facility boasts a long-term care centre, women and children’s facilities, wellness clinics, a boutique wellness hotel and spa, sports fitness facilities, health-related food and beverage (F&B) and retail outlets.

It provides 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, said a top official.

"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," remarked managing director Stas Louca.

Work on the Wellness Village project is set to start in the second quarter of 2020 and is due to be completed in 2022.

The masterplan is made up of three plots over a site area of 35,370 sq m. Plots are visually connected so they read as a single campus within a wellness orientated, landscaped garden, stated Louca.

The goal is to provide a healthcare and wellness environment which heals the body, mind and soul through related activities and services that are interconnected. The masterplan supports a journey of wellness from arrival to departure, and looks to create a holistic delivery system, he added.

On the new project, CEO Mamdouh Albaqumi said AMCHG had signed up H+A Global to design its 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," he stated.

"This fundamental shift in medical transparency is a revolutionary development in healthcare," he added.

Albaqumi said the vision for the project was to create a first-of-its-kind, world-class, preventative healthcare and wellness campus in the Ar Rehab area of Jeddah.

The Saudi city currently has 21 healthcare facilities, 17 hotels and nine retail destinations spread over its centre.

According to a 2018 industry report on the “future of an ageing population”, unhealthy behaviours in youth and early adulthood significantly determine a person’s health in later life.

The health of older people can be affected by public policies and environments that promote health throughout their lifetime. Interventions in many areas can improve the health of the future older generation.

Louca pointed out that physical, social and technological connectivity was 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," said the official.

Preventative wellness will lead to better health outcomes and with an ever-growing population this may provide the relief global healthcare systems need, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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