King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Expansion
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
VHB is providing transportation planning and traffic engineering services in support of master planning and design efforts for expansion of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KFSH&RC is a premiere medical and research facility specializing in oncology, transplants, cardiac surgery, and genetic diseases. KFSH&RC has 850 beds and employs more than 8,500 physicians, medical personnel, and supporting staff. This expansion plan includes the following additions to the campus:
- King Abdullah Center for Cancer and Liver Disease: multidisciplinary facility dedicated for the diagnosis and treatment of tumor and liver diseases (72,000 square meters, 360 beds)
- National Biotechnology Center: biotechnology research and allied health training space (38,000 square meters)
- Royal Wing: versatile healthcare space and development (80,000 square meters)
- New Powerhouse and Service Tunnel System: replacement facilities for the powerhouse and utility connection tunnels (18,000 square meters)
VHB’s services include analysis and conceptual design support of on-site and off-site transportation facilities serving the hospital. These facilities serve patient, visitor, and employee automobiles, delivery, and service vehicles. VHB is analyzing the existing transportation facilities and conceptual design of modifications to these facilities necessary to meet the changing needs associated with this ambitious redevelopment/expansion program.
VHB’s work focuses on hospital access and egress facilities including nearby roadways, gates and internal roadways, dropoff/pickup areas, ambulance/EMS routes, parking areas, service driveways and loading docks, and walkways. We are completing this analysis from a master plan perspective and also for several phases/stages of development including analysis of temporary conditions associated with construction logistics.