JDA Bophelong Clinic

Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa


As part of the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) 2040 Growth and Development Strategy (GDS 2040), the CoJ aims to provide healthcare facilities that are of a world-class standard. A number of the clinics that exist in the city do not comply with this vision and are in need of upgrades. The CoJ Department of Health has appointed the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) to manage and implement its capital works programme. This programme will ensure that all the facilities provided by the city are of a world-class standard, one of which is the JDA Bophelong Clinic.

The CoJ Department of Health has identified the existing Bophelong Clinic located at 34755 Block 11 in Doornkop, Soweto to be upgraded and refurbished in order to meet the Department’s new standards of a high-quality health environment. The clinic must have sufficient capacity to meet the demands of the current community but must also cater for the future community as well as comply with the new standards developed by the Department of Health for clinics. The standards do not only refer to the facilities that the clinic should have, but also the environment that is created within and surrounding the clinic.

The existing clinic at Bophelong was far too small to meet the needs of the community. A new building was therefore required to service the existing and future community.

The proposed clinic had to have four separate wings:

  • The Chronic Wing
  • The Antenatal Wing
  • The Acute Wing
  • The Emergency Wing.


Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) was appointed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) for architectural services for the design and implementation management of the existing Bophelong Clinic in Doornkop, Gauteng.

The new clinic layouts are based on the relationship between the various wards and public spaces (areas that are accessible to all). The different sections can be divided into the following spatial components:

  • The acute ward consisting of consulting rooms, counselling rooms and a vitals area
  • The antenatal ward that consists of counselling rooms, consulting rooms, an exercise room and a vitals room
  • The chronic ward that consists of counselling rooms, consulting rooms, a vitals room and ablution facilities
  • An emergency ward consisting of resuscitation, isolation, dressing and rehydration areas
  • A central administration and waiting area that links to all of the separate wards.

All wings should function independently and be closed off according to the daily needs of the clinic, while the rest of the clinic should function undisturbed. There are also spaces that will be located around the public areas such as group counselling, a medical store and dispensary, which need to be accessible to all patients.

The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

CLIENT NAME: Johannesburg Development Agency

LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa


START DATE: March 2017

END DATE: March 2019