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PROJECT PARTNERS: The Leprosy Mission England and Wales, the Leprosy Mission Nepal

ENGINEERING PARTNERS: Ramboll (Structural), Hoare Lea (M & E), WSP (Civil), JSA Kathmandu

STATUS: Tender Stage

What it’s about:

Anandaban Hospital was established in the hills south of Kathmandu in 1957 and is the main leprosy referral hospital in Nepal providing vital free healthcare and leprosy research.

We are working with the Leprosy Mission in the U.K. and in Nepal to realize a new Trauma Centre for the hospital campus. It will accommodate an Accident and Emergency Department, operating theatres and a maternity unit, serving leprosy patients as well as patients from the local community. In response to the high earthquake risk in the area the structure is designed to not only survive an earthquake but to keep operating and treat disaster victims in the immediate aftermath.

The new building is cut into the sloped site and uses the existing contours of the site to allow direct level access on the ground and lower ground floor. The building design uses the local Nepali construction technique of reinforced concrete frame with brick infill walls. The context-specific sustainability strategy includes naturally ventilated patient rooms and rainwater harvesting.


Leprosy patients

Meeting between Article 25 and doctors at the hospital