• Amal Psychiatric Hospital expected to be completed by end of 2016
  • Total cost of project is AED600m ($163m)
  • Ministry aiming to achieve LEED silver certification for building’s design

Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai will be completed by the end of 2016, according to the UAE’s Ministry of Public Works (MOPW).

The project will cost about AED600m ($163m) in total.

Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation won a AED420m contract to construct the hospital and started work in mid-2013.

The hospital will comprise 277 beds and six separate halfway houses for patients preparing for release.

Structural work on four wings and the two-storey main block has already been completed. This includes clinics, an emergency room, and a pharmacy.

Work on the remaining four wings will begin in 2016. This also involves offices and a rehabilitation clinic.

The building’s design aims for silver LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design) certification. Its sustainability aims include a 40 per cent reduction in water consumption, a 23 per cent reduction in electricity consumption and 100 per cent treated sewage effluent (TSE) reuse.

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