Habtoor Leighton wins $127m contract for Dubai ‘smart hospital’

Phase one of the $272.2m Fakeeh Academic Medical Centre is expected to be complete by October 2017

PHOTO: The medical facility will comprise five specialist centres. Image for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Shutterstock

The UAE-based Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has bagged an AED468 million ($127 million) contract for the construction of the first phase of the Fakeeh Academic Medical Centre (FAMC) in Dubai.

The contractor is set to build research and treatment facilities for the AED1 billion ($272.2m) facility, billed as the country’s first ‘smart’ hospital, which is being built at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

“This is an important award for the group and an opportunity for HLG to deliver this distinctive and high-profile project to a significant client,” HLG CEO and managing director José A. López-Monís said in a statement.

The medical facility will comprise five centres specialising in diabetes and endocrinology; muscles, bones and joints; emergency medicine; pulmonary medicine and cardiology. It will offer robotic surgery and feature an automated medication dispensing system.

The scope of work on the contract for phase one includes the construction of a 150-bed smart hospital and the installation of the medical equipment and loose furniture. It also includes structural works, architectural and civil works, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works and the final testing, commissioning and cleaning.

Work on the project will begin immediately, with completion expected in October 2017.


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