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SSH to design Kuwait’s $800mn hospital

SSH, in joint-venture with Studio Altieri, has signed the main design consultancy agreement for the Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH) with design and build contractor Impresa Pizzarotti & C SpA.

The hospital, to be located to the west of Kuwait City within the Al Sabah Specialty Medical Area, is planned by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) in association with the Ministry of Health (MOH) as the end user.

For a total contract value of $817mn, the project design and build team will deliver the project over 54 months. Site work for the project started in January 2017.

The facility will bring together all aspects of maternity care into a single complex to form a specialist hospital for Kuwait’s growing population, SSH said in a statement.

The project comprises the following buildings and components:

  • Main Hospital Building – Basement + Ground + Podium of 6 levels + In-patient accommodation of 11 Levels
  • Annex Building – Includes Outpatient clinics, an Auditorium and Administrative facilities
  • Multi-storey Car Park – Basement of 2 levels + Ground + 5 typical levels + Shaded Roof Parking
  • Central Utility Plant – Allocated on a separate plot and includes an underground service tunnel

The project includes the supply of all medical equipment and interior furnishing, as well as providing operational maintenance for the specialist facility after hand-over.

The 18 storey main building will feature 27 operating rooms and will accommodate 780 in-patients, while the car park will hold up to 1,300 vehicles.

The consultant team will be fully utilising Revit building information modelling (BIM) software throughout the design development, including the use of BIM during the construction phase of the project.

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