KCH Healthcare to develop first GCC hospitals outside UAE
KCH Healthcare, the firm behind King’s College Hospital Dubai, is planning to develop two major GCC hospitals, its first regional projects outside of the UAE
KCH Healthcare is planning to develop two major GCC hospitals, its first regional projects outside of the UAE.
The company is currently developing a series of healthcare facilities in the UAE, including the $200m (AED734m) King’s College Hospital Dubai (KCH Dubai) project.
Kevin Duffy, KCH Dubai’s construction manager, told Construction Week that KCH Healthcare intends to build two additional GCC projects outside of the Emirates, both of which are in the early stages of development.
“We are considering the development of other KCH facilities outside of the UAE, but I wouldn’t want to be more specific than [to say that they are in] the GCC,” said Duffy.
“[These are] two fairly major hospital developments, [which are] in the early stages of development. Construction hasn’t started; they’re still in their feasibility and post-feasibility stages,” he revealed.
In addition to KCH Dubai, KCH Healthcare is planning to open clinics in the emirate’s Umm Suqeim and Dubai Marina areas in September 2017 and April 2018, respectively.
Construction of KCH Dubai’s Phase 1, which involves the development of a 100-bed hospital in Dubai Hills Estate, is due to complete in August 2018. The facility is due to open to the public on 1 January, 2019.
KCH Healthcare is a partnership between Ashmore Group, Al Tayer Group, and KCH London.