Ahmadi hospital design under way

11 October 2002

A team of the US’ Langdon Wilson and the local Gulf Consult is expected to complete by March final designs for the proposed new Ahmadi hospital project (Kuwait, MEED Special Report, 28:6:02, page 28).

Estimated to cost KD 35 million ($113 million), the project calls for the construction of a primary healthcare unit for preventive and occupational medical work and a 200-bed secondary healthcare unit. The new four-storey hospital will be a reinforced concrete structure with a total floor space of about 42,000 square metres.

The project will also entail the construction of water and diesel storage tanks, electrical and diesel fire pumps, access and internal roads, a helipad, an underground parking space, 150 staff residence units over a total area of 5,300 square metres, landscaping and related works.

The facilities will take about 30 months to build. The client is Kuwait Oil Company.

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