The first contract, worth $90 million, is for the construction of a super-speciality facility at Al-Barsha in Dubai. To be called Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Dubai, the 300-bed, five-storey hospital will be built over an a built-up area of 1 million square metres. The 30-month contract will also entail the construction of staff accommodation, car parking, landscaping and related facilities. The project is due for completion in 30 months.

The client is the local Emirates Health Development Company, part of Bait al-Batterjee.

Work is also under way on phase 1 of the SGH Cairo project. Worth $90 million, it will involve the construction of a 300-bed hospital to be built at a site near Heliopolis and will take two years to complete. The client is the local Saudi Egyptian Healthcare Company, part of Bait al-Batterjee. Capacity is planned to be increased to 500 beds under the second phase.

Finally, ground was broken in mid-May for the contract to build the SGH hospital at Hail in Saudi Arabia’s Northern Province. The $50 million contract calls for the construction of a 150-bed facility over 30,000 square metres. Work is targeted to be completed by the summer of 2007.

The designer for the three hospitals is Germany’s BKG Consulting; the consultant is a German duo of Roziney & Beck.