King Salman Specialised Hospital in Taif


Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Middle East


Designed and developed to provide state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient care, the King Salman Specialised Hospital in Taif is a 308-bed hospital that centres a 980,000 m2 campus comprising a medical zone, village zone, and utility zone. Dar was responsible for preparing the detailed design (under BIM management) and tender documents, conducting medical equipment planning, and supervising the construction of the new hospital.


The project

The LEED-certified hospital has a built-up area of 82,650 m2 and consists of three major components: the inpatient tower, the diagnostic and treatment podium, and the clinics building. It comprises 308 patient beds (236 acute care beds and 72 critical care beds), 54 ambulatory clinics/exam rooms, 44 emergency/patient treatment positions, eight operating rooms, 12 dialysis positions, 10 labour/delivery recovery rooms, and 19 short-stay or day treatment units.

The hospital is complemented by an ambulance station with its associated emergency drop off zone and conditioned parking, a helipad, a main administration building, and a main mosque. Meanwhile, the village zone offers a community space for patients and staff, with staff villas and apartments, a community mosque, a children learning centre and playing areas, a commercial centre and a community administration centre. Finally, the utility zone includes medical warehouses, a gas station, a fire station, electrical substation and generator, and treatment plants.

Dar’s scope on the project also included the preparation of a sustainable solid waste management strategy and the design of an in-house autoclave system.


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