Health Sciences Authority Building

Client

Singapore Ministry of Health


Size

675,112 GSF


Location

Outram, Singapore


Services
  • Program validation
  • Laboratory and MEP planning and design
  • Equipment planning through construction

This project consolidated and integrated Health Sciences Authority (HSA) functions into a single new facility. HSA protects and advances national health and safety through specialized agencies: Center for Drug Evaluation, Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine, National Pharmaceutical Administration, and Product Regulation.

Bringing together these functions started with a rigorous program validation and Lean Six Sigma process that ultimately reduced the building size by 130,000 square feet. The new HSA building will be home to laboratories requiring a high level of security for: illicit drugs, crime scene investigation, DNA, biology, medical examiner, autopsy, morgue, analytical, toxicology, food safety, trace evidence, pharmaceutical and health products testing, firearms and toolmarks, chemical metrology, and questioned documents. The building is being designed to meet Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark certification and includes enough elevated green space to offset the building’s footprint.