Busamed Modderfontein Hospital

Busamed Modderfontein Hospital, one of four state-of-the-art private hospitals built across South Africa by Busa Holdings,  one of South Africa’s first black-held healthcare groups.


  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


  • Busa Holdings

Project Value

  • ZAR 167 million

Project Status

  • Completed April 2016

WSP was appointed for civil, structural and wet services for the new Modderfontein Private Hospital. Scope of works included detailed design to Stage six engineering procurement and construction contracts.  

The hospital is a 240-bed, three-storey development offering medical, surgical, day and paediatric wards, general and cardiac intensive care units, high-care, labour, maternity and neonatal intensive care units.  

The hospital is owned by Busamed, one of South Africa’s first black-owned healthcare groups. To address the demand for medical facilities in the country, the group secured ZAR 1 billion to build four new private hospitals in the Western Cape, Free State and Gauteng. Our client appointed us to provide civil, structural and building services for all four new private hospitals. The private hospitals are being developed in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harrismith and Bloemfontein. 


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Primary services provided

  • Feasibility study
  • Remodelling of multiple scenarios to optimise value engineering
  • Civil engineering included design of bulk earthworks, roads and parking, stormwater management and water and sewer reticulations
  • Structural engineering included design of reinforced concrete elements and structural steel
  • Wet services included design of domestic water system, hot water system and sanitary drainage system
  • Approval from authorities
  • Tender documentation
  • Construction monitoring
  • Site supervision 

Client outcomes

The radiology practice includes general and specialised radiology techniques, including advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners.

The hospital has eight operating theatres, radiology units and an oncology unit with two oncology bunkers.

The dedicated oncology bunkers consist of stainless steel and reinforced concrete structural elements shielding radiation from the proton beam of the variant linear accelerator during chemotherapy