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Al Futtaim Carillion to build Al Jalila Phase 2

Land levelling, preliminary work already completed at $183.2m hospital

The $183.2m Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital in Dubai.
The $183.2m Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital in Dubai.

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Al Futtaim Carillion has won the 26-month contract to construct the second phase of the $183.2m Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, reports the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Land levelling and preliminary construction work has already been completed.

With a total built up area of 76,500m2, of which the hospital surface spans 55,000m2, the four-storey hospital, with basement parking, has been designed by Studio Altieri International.

It is also undertaking the interior design. In addition to underground parking for 40 vehicles, the hospital will have 430 external parking spaces.

Al Jalila will have 40 intensive care units, six dialysis facilities, 20 healing centres, 12 training rooms, eight operating theatres, 30 clinical and non-clinical departments, over 3,750 biomedical equipment and fixtures, and a multipurpose activity room.

The hospital will cater from newborns to 16-year-olds. It will be the first of its kind in the region to offer super-speciality and multi-spectrum paediatric care.

“The hospital will further underline the vision of the leadership of Dubai in developing an efficient and modern healthcare infrastructure that addresses the requirements of all cross-sections of the society,” said DHA director general Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid.

Sustainable construction initiatives to be adopted at Al Jalila include an active façade system to reduce ambient temperature inside the hospital, and rooftop gardens to provide greater insulation. Recycled water will be used for irrigation purposes.

“We will ensure world-class quality of construction for the hospital, in line with the specific brief from the DHA to create an aesthetic, appealing and eco-friendly environment that will appeal to children,” said Eng Simon Webb, MD of Al Futtaim Carillion.

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