SSH venture wins Kuwait hospital design deal
KUWAIT, March 18, 2017
SSH, a leading project management firm in the Middle East, said its joint venture with Italy-based Studio Altieri, has won the main design consultancy contract for the upcoming Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH).
The contract has been awarded by design-and-build contractor Impresa Pizzarotti & C.
The KNMH, 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 Ministry of Health (MoH) as the end user, to be a state-of-the-art, world-class, specialist maternity hospital to service the growing healthcare needs of Kuwait and the GCC region on an international scale.
The new facility will bring together all aspects of maternity care into a single complex to form a specialist hospital for Kuwait’s growing population.
The KNMH is to feature 27 operating rooms and will accommodate 780 in-patients, while a multi-storey car park will hold up to 1,300 vehicles. The project will stand 18 storeys tall when completed, said the statement from SSH.
As part of a national hospital regeneration programme, the MoH is implementing a major healthcare investment into specialist healthcare services through the delivery of a new dedicated national maternity facility.
The project design and build team has been awarded the $817 million contract by the MoH to deliver the hospital project in four-and-half years.
The site work for the project started in January 2017.
The project comprises the following buildings and components:
• Main hospital building, comprising a basement, ground floor, a six-level podium and 11 floors of in-patient accommodation;
• Annex building, which includes outpatient clinics, an auditorium and administrative facilities;
• Multi-storey car-park, which consists of two basement levels, a ground level, five typical levels and shaded rooftop parking; and
• 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, said the statement from SSH.
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, it stated.
The efforts of the JV consultant team in collaboration with Impresa Pizzarotti as the design/build contractor, will bring to fruition the vision that the MPW and MOH have for an international specialist maternity hospital for Kuwait to service the needs of the local, regional and international communities, it added.-TradeArabia News Service