• Habtoor Leighton Group wins $128m contract to build Dubai hospital
  • Hospital will be run by Saudi Arabia’s Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital
  • Project is due for completion in October 2017

The local/Australian Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a AED468m ($128m) contract to build the first phase of the hospital and medical university at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), which will be run by Saudi Arabia’s Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH).

Known as the Fakeeh Academic Medical Centre, the scope of works includes the construction of a 150-bed state-of-the-art smart hospital and the installation of medical equipment and loose furniture. It also includes the structural works, the architectural and civil works, the mechanical, plumbing and electrical works, and the final testing, commissioning and cleaning.

Project works will commence immediately, with completion expected in October 2017.

The consultant is Italy’s Studio Altieri.

Established in 1978, DSFH is the one of the largest private hospitals in the Middle East, with a total capacity of 600 beds. A tertiary referral hospital located in Jeddah, DSFH is visited by 800,000 patients a year, who are served by a workforce of 3,000 staff.

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