Concrete works for King’s College Hospital Dubai completed
Construction work on King’s College Hospital London’s (KCH UAE) upcoming hospital in Dubai is progressing on track, according to officials close to the project
Construction work on King’s College Hospital Dubai (KCH UAE) is progressing on track, according to an official close to the project.
Located in the Dubai Hills development currently under construction by Emaar, the hospital will open once all its facilities are operational in 2019.
Kevin Duffy, chief construction officer at KCH UAE, told Construction Week in an update: “The project is progressing, with concrete works fully completed, including water tank construction. External framing, cladding and window frame installations are proceeding ahead of schedule.
“Internal partitions on all floors including the 7th floor are well underway along with MEP works above and below ceiling level on all floors.”
Duffy also added that the Emaar Traffic Impact study (TIS) has been approved by the RTA. “The operational team is now focused on concluding the Medical Equipment selections and the conclusion of FF&E elements now take a greater importance, including kitchens, restaurants and furniture,” he said.
Emaar remains on target to complete all connections and infrastructure regarding the utilities of the hospital, and the operational team is focused on concluding medical equipment selections on time, Duffy said.
The KCH team also reached ‘1 Million Man hours without Lost Time incident’ in November 2017.
The 100-bed hospital will offer four main specialties including paediatrics, endocrinology, orthopedics and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as acute and general medical services.
KCH’s staff and services will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital in London with a significant proportion of experienced clinicians joining Kings College Hospital Dubai from the UK. The hospital will also offer a visiting doctor’s programme.