Mediclinic has started operating from brand-new, world-class medical facilities in Stellenbosch, purpose-built for the private hospital group by Atterbury and its partners to serve the growing demands to care for the Winelands community.
Leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury began the development in May 2017 and delivered the new 16,000sqm Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch in March this year. The hospital began operating from its new home from 1 June.
Atterbury Western Cape Development Manager Gerrit van den Berg, says: “We are ecstatic to have delivered 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.”
Over the past 25 years, Atterbury has built its reputation as a leading property development and investment company, nationally and internationally, developing, investing and managing quality properties and building long-term relationships.
“Atterbury’s buildings are always carefully developed with the people who will use them in mind, and even more so in this case,” notes van den Berg. The eco-friendly building was designed by TV3 Architects and Townplanners to inspire wellness. It enjoys plentiful soothing natural light and is water efficient thanks to a grey water system, water harvesting and its drought-resistant gardens require minimal irrigation. It’s an aesthetically pleasing building that blends perfectly with the beautiful surrounding area.
Besides the hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities developed to Mediclinic’s specifications, its design and décor features reflect its unique location in Stellenbosch, and restorative views of the town are revealed through its windows.
It is fitting that the building celebrates Stellenbosch and its people; both Mediclinic and Atterbury are good corporate citizens of the town with offices there, and with Mediclinic’s being its headquarters.
An extremely convenient location is one of the key benefits for the community that Atterbury was able to provide the new hospital, which is just off the R44 Strand Road, at the corner of Elsie du Toit Drive, in Brandwacht.
The bigger private hospital responds to growing demand in this community and means that residents of Stellenbosch and the surrounding Winelands areas will no longer need to travel long distances to access specialist medical services.
It houses over 100 beds, a 24-hour emergency centre, five theatres, reception, gardens, coffee shop, and a pharmacy. Its departments cover general surgery, medical patients, ophthalmology, urology, ICU, general theatres, radiology as well as a day clinic. Its second phase, due for completion at the end of July, includes gynaecology, maternity, paediatrics and obstetrics.
In addition, the old Mediclinic building in Stellenbosch, located in Die Boord, remains operational for orthopaedic, rheumatology and day clinic services. The two Mediclinic facilities are operated as one.