Private healthcare provider Kingsbridge signs up to new King's Hall hub

Mark Regan (left), CEO of Kingsbridge Healthcare Group with David Burrows, director at Benmore Octopus.
Mark Regan (left), CEO of Kingsbridge Healthcare Group with David Burrows, director at Benmore Octopus.

THE north’s largest private healthcare provider Kingsbridge has been confirmed as the latest tenant for the new King’s Hall Health and Wellbeing Park in Belfast.

The Kingsbridge Healthcare Group will occupy 20,000 square feet of space at a new build facility on the specialist site, which also consists of grade A medical and shared space.

Benmore Octopus, the developer behind the wider £100 million King’s Hall project, said the building is in the fitout phase of construction, with the private healthcare provider due to make the move in the next few months.

Kingsbridge, which operates a private hospital on the nearby Lisburn Road, will join AIM-listed Diaceutics, Abbeyfield and Malone Kindergarten as tenants.

The company said the new hospital at King’s Hall will house a new Kingsbridge Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.

Kingsbridge also operates private hospitals in Ballykelly and Sligo as well as a clinic in Letterkenny.

Co-founder Dr Suresh Tharma said: “Kingsbridge are delighted to be one of the original anchor tenants of this fantastic healthcare hub. It promises to play a major role in future-proofing provision of healthcare in Northern Ireland for the benefit of its people; and for the population of the island of Ireland.”

David Burrows, director at Benmore Octopus said: “As a leader in healthcare provision, it will sit perfectly alongside the existing tenant base to create our vision for the most innovative health and wellbeing hub in the UK.

“As Kings Hall Life Sciences is developed, we are finding increasing interest from occupiers from the healthcare sector around the world, keen to take advantage of the co-location benefits which the site offers.”

Robert Ditty from letting agents CBRE NI said: “Kings Hall Life Sciences continues to forge a reputation as an innovative health and wellbeing hub, offering the benefits of co-location alongside both like-minded companies and in close proximity to Northern Ireland’s two main universities and hospitals. We look forward to welcoming a range of new tenants in the coming months.”