A recently released report found that the project pipeline for healthcare projects in the MENA region amounts to more than $55.2 billion, with 37 mega-hospital projects worth $28.2 billion already underway in the Gulf. These projects are expected to add 22,500 hospital beds to existing capacity, the Alpen Capital Healthcare Report says, adding that the outlook for the rest of the year is expected to be just as robust, with major projects being undertaken throughout the region.
The UAE is home to some of the region’s highest-profile healthcare projects, including Al Ain Hospital in Al Ain, Burjeel Medical City in Abu Dhabi and the Gulf Medical University Hospital in Ajman. However, one project guaranteed to garner a lot of attention is the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, a high-end hospital that will cater to the southern area of Dubai, specifically the immediate attachment areas of Jumeriah Village, Al Barsha South, Arabian Ranches, Motor City and Dubai Sports City.
Spread across 47,251sqm, the facility stands 10 storeys high with two basement levels and a ground floor. Strategically situated on Umm Suqeim Road between the junctions of Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, it will offer in-and out-patient services across a full range of disciplines.
As construction work progresses rapidly on the project, with construction expected to be completed by 2018, Big Project ME
was invited by the main contractor, Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC), to tour the site and understand how the builder oversees the challenge of delivering this complex project. Read more…
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