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Al Ain university plan approved by Abu Dhabi UPC

The extension plan of College of Medicine and Health Services brings the total number of UPC-approved projects in 2015 to 69

The Al Salama Hospital project was approved in Q3 2015.
The Al Salama Hospital project was approved in Q3 2015.

Abu Dhabi UPC confirmed it has approved the extension plan of College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) in Al Ain. 

This brings the total number of projects given detailed approval to date in 2015 to 69, spanning a gross floor area of 4.6 million m2.

These projects include educational institutions residential, mixed-use and commercial buildings.

One of the notable projects approved by the UPC in Q3 for the Emirate was Al Salama Hospital on Old Airport Road. 

The extension to CMHS, which is part of UAE University, will feature facilities for 500 students, such as auditoriums, laboratories, tutorial rooms, and clinical examination rooms.

The project is in the process of working towards a 2 Pearl Rating under the UPC’s Estidama Pearl Rating System (PRS).

 Mohamad Al Khadar, director of urban development and Estidama Sector at UPC, said: “2015 is the UAE’s Year of Innovation and the UPC is proud to be granting approval to a project that incorporates many innovative features. 

"We are delighted that [CMHS's] expansion will fit in so seamlessly with the existing facility, and that many more students will now be able to further raise the standard of healthcare in our country.

"It gives me great pleasure to approve this project, along with 20 other projects in this quarter, highlighting continuing buoyancy in Abu Dhabi’s development sector," Al Khadar added.  

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