Al-Futtaim Carillion wins Dubai hospital contract

31 October 2011

Local/UK contractor will build 200-bed Al-Jalila Children’s hospital

The local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion has been awarded an estimated $183m contract to build the second phase of the 200-bed Al-Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital in Dubai.

The development will have a total built-up area of 89,165 square metres, and the four-storey hospital will cover a total surface area of 57,965 sq m. The hospital will contain 40 intensive care units, six dialysis facilities, 20 healing centres, eight operating theatres and 30 clinical and non-clinical departments.

The development will also contain a 370-seat auditorium, underground car parking and ground-level car parking for 430 cars.

The construction work for the second phase of the project is scheduled to take 26 months to complete. The hospital was designed by Italian firm Studio Altieri International.

The children’s hospital will be located adjacent to the Al-Wasl Hospital, close to Dubai Creek and Garhoud Bridge on Oud Metha road.

The client for the project is Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The project is one several hospital schemes to be awarded in the UAE in 2011. In March, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) awarded the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) the estimated $800m construction contract for Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi emirate.

Mafraq hospital will have 690 beds. It will cover an area of 245,000 sq m and will have underground parking for 1,300 vehicles. US-based Burt Hill is the design consultant (MEED 3:12:10).

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