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$1.9bn Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi starts MEP work

Clinic reaches MEP milestone ahead of its scheduled 2013 handover

The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is scheduled to being full operations by Q4 2013 (Supplied Image)
The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is scheduled to being full operations by Q4 2013 (Supplied Image)

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Abu Dhabi's Cleveland Clinic, the hospital being developed by Mubadala Healthcare in the heart of the city's new Sowwah Island development, announced on Saturday that structural work on the 364 bed healthcare project was complete.

The next phase of construction will see the 409,234m2 structure begin work on a number of complex MEP installations and a multifaceted façade system, which will see the medical facility completed in time for handover in the second quarter of 2013.

“I am delighted with the progress to date and look forward to seeing the hard work and dedication of all the teams reflected in the tremendous impact this facility will have on our healthcare landscape,” said Suhail Mahmoud Al Ansari, executive director of Mubadala Healthcare.

A key part of Mubadala’s strategy to stimulate Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector, the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a world class healthcare facility that aims to reverse the trend of patients going abroad for treatment.

Aldar was appointed in 2007 as the project’s development manager, and will oversee the design, construction and commissioning of the hospital, which is scheduled to begin full-service operations to patients by the fourth quarter of 2013.

The clinic will be organised into five institutes: Digestive Disease; Eye; Heart and Vascular; Neurological and Respiratory; and Critical Care. Like its US counterpart, it will be a physician led medical facility served by North American board certified (or equivalent) medical professionals.

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