Atterbury announces development of new R350m Stellenbosch Mediclinic

The construction site of the Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch.
The construction site of the Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch.

Atterbury is developing the new 15,000sqm Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch. This prominent R350 million development will boost the world-class medical facilities in the Winelands community.

Atterbury Western Cape Development Manager Gerrit van den Berg, says: “This is our first project for Mediclinic, and it is an exciting development for Atterbury. We look forward to delivering a modern, sustainable health care facility that supports Mediclinic in bringing even more of the best available care to this community for years to come.”

Atterbury provided the new hospital with its convenient new location along the R44 Strand Road, at the corner of Elsie du Toit Drive, to better serve its community.

“As Stellenbosch is a very historic and protected town, Atterbury has taken special care to get the relevant approvals such as environmental, rezoning, and building plans,” notes van den Berg.

The modern new building is designed to meet Mediclinic’s specifications, but also includes special design features that reflect its unique location in Stellenbosch.

The eco-friendly building inspires wellness. It is designed for plentiful natural light and is water efficient thanks to a grey water system, water harvesting and drought resistant gardens which require minimal irrigation.

The construction of Mediclinic Stellenbosch began in May this year, and the new hospital is scheduled for completion in March 2019.

Its bulk earthworks are now nearing completion. Preparation of the surface beds and first floor of the main building will be soon be finalised, with construction moving to the decking of the second floor. Mass concrete work on the structure should be completed by the end of 2017.

The new hospital will house over 100 beds and include a 24-hour emergency centre, four theatres, reception, gardens, coffee shop, and a pharmacy. Its departments will cover general surgery, medical patients, ophthalmology, urology, ICU, general theatres, radiology, day clinic facility and, in its second phase, gynaecology, maternity and paediatrics.

The existing Mediclinic in Stellenbosch, located in Die Boord, will also continue to operate and offer orthopaedic, rheumatology and day clinic services. The two Mediclinic facilities will be operated as one.

The development of a bigger private hospital responds to growing demand in this community and will mean that residents of Stellenbosch and the surrounding Winelands areas will no longer need to travel long distances to access specialist medical services.

The landmark new Mediclinic hospital builds on Atterbury’s impressive portfolio of developments in the Western Cape, which has grown significantly in recent years. It includes the new six-storey, 6,500sqm head office for financial services group Citadel in Claremont, which was completed in July last year. Atterbury is also co-owner of the BATSA head office at Waterway House, which is a joint project with the V&A Waterfront, and was completed in November 2016.

Atterbury opened its new offices in Stellenbosch’s historic Dorp Street last year. It is also busy developing Trumali House in Stellenbosch. The new 3,500 A-grade multi-tenant office building enjoys excellent visibility from the R44 linking Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It is also preparing to develop The Sawmill shopping centre, which is in the planning stages, as part of the bigger Woodmill precinct.

In addition, Atterbury is developing out the massive 80ha Richmond Park in Milnerton, and it has several exciting new Western Cape projects, which it intends to announce soon.