The UAE military’s General Headquarters has invited contractors to bid by 31 July for a contract to build an estimated AED500m ($136m) military hospital in the emirate of Sharjah.

The 220-bed, five-storey hospital building will be built in the Maliha area of Sharjah. It will have a total built-up area of about 57,000 square metres.

The prospective bidders include the local Alec, the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion and the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group.

The consultants working on the project include Denmark’s Ramboll as the engineer and UK-based Rider Levett Bucknall as cost consultant.