Alexander & Lloyd Group

Architects and Project Managers for the Aid and Development Assistance Sector

Luang Prabang Medical School Project

Lao PDR Ministry of Health
Funding Agent
Asian Development Bank

The Lao Ministry of Health has been provided with an 8Ha ‘greenfield’ site adjacent the Lao-China Friendship Hospital on the outskirts of Luang Prabang township – plus substantial funding for design & construction of a new Medical Training School.

The 240 student Medical Training School will provide training of Medical Assistants, Laboratory Assistants and Public Health workers. The facility will include administration facilities, medical library, multiple classrooms and teaching laboratories, a performance hall and cafeteria as well as accommodation, cooking and recreation facilities for both students and staff. All buildings are designed to comply with World Heritage design guidelines. 

A&L is providing the International Consultant Architect for this project, responsible for working closely with the Ministry of Health and the Local Architect Firm during all stages of project design and implementation, including site investigations and assessment, client project brief formulation, overall master planning, sketch design, 3D modelling, developed design, cost planning, preparation of bidding documents, the tender process, contract administration and construction supervision.

Following development of the initial master plan and detailed design for the facility, A&L has continued to manage, supervise and monitor the work of a local firm of Architects and Engineers throughout design development, documentation, services coordination, tendering and construction. An important element of project implementation is the close monitoring, inspection and quality control of the project during construction and assisting local consultants in transparent contract administration of the works.

A&L has been particularly involved in preparation of bidding documentation, calling tenders, hosting the tender opening ceremony and assessing bids – areas critical to the transparent delivery of public infrastructure. A&L will also be closely involved in the preparation of construction contracts, the overview of quality control during construction and monitoring progress reporting procedures.