South Korea-based Hyundai Engineering & Construction (E&C) has obtained a $350m contract for an approximately $1.2bn project to reconstruct United Christian Hospital in Hong Kong.

The contract was received with a local partner, Build King, from Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

United Christian Hospital was opened in 1973 as an acute general facility to provide inpatient, daypatient, outpatient and community care services in Kowloon Peninsula.

The hospital manages five general out-patient clinics in Kowloon East Region, along with geriatric day hospital, physiotherapy, psychiatry and radiology services at the Yung Fung Shee Memorial Centre.

It is also responsible for the occupational therapy and pharmacy services of the Pamela Youde Polyclinic at Cha Kwo Ling Road.

Overall, the hospital delivers a variety of specialty, ambulatory and allied health services, including emergency, psychiatry, dietetics and occupational therapy.

In addition, it runs multiple specialty centres in Hong Kong.

As part of the rebuild project, a 22-storied building, a hospital ward and facilities will be built on a site of 32,000m2 in the Kwun Tong District at Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The 22-storied building will have three basement floors for outpatients while the hospital ward will have four basement floors for inpatients.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospital will be held in August and construction work is expected to complete in 46 months.

To date, Hyundai E&C completed construction projects worth a total of $2.48bn in Hong Kong, beginning with a housing project in 1986.