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The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has invited tenders for the development of new Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in the centre of Abu Dhabi.
SEHA will pick the best contractors through tenders for the new SKMC project, which, upon completion, will be the largest hospital in the UAE to have state-of-the-art systems, integrating traditional Middle Eastern architectural designs.
Envisioned as an ‘integrated medical city,’ SEHA’s SKMC transcends usual design models of medical centres and creates a bustling complex, featuring vibrant public spaces with a relaxing, therapeutic environment.
The SKMC development exemplifies the best sustainable design practices that correspond with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which focuses on sustainability.
Spread on an area of over 300,000 square meters, SKMC will include three distinct hospitals – a general hospital, Level 1 trauma centre and tertiary women’s and paediatric hospital. With a capacity of 826-bed, the new SKMC will provide world-class healthcare services to the community.
The design of the new city was named as ‘Best Sustainable Hospital Project’ during the 2012 Hospital Build & Infrastructure Middle East Exhibition, held in Dubai.
The hospital will feature extensive use of natural light to reduce power needs, a solar panel system with high-efficiency concentrating photovoltaic cells for power, alongside traditional practices such as condensate recovery system supplying natural irrigation for the hospital’s garden areas.
The project is being implemented by SEHA in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Government that aims at providing sophisticated and integrated health services for the UAE nationals and the population, in general.