Located in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has called for construction companies to place bids for the construction of the planned King Abdullah Medical City.
With a growing ageing population in the region, increased demands are set to be placed on the present healthcare system. To counteract the rise of private hospitals, the US$267mn project will aim to cater to the needs of its citizens and will cater to ongoing demands for high quality care across the Middle East.
Set to be funded by a grant provided by late King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the successful bidder will construct the project which is set to span one million square metres in Durrat Al Bahrain, an area of land donated by His Majesty King Hamad.
“The first stage of the construction of the medical city will include the hospital, the administration building, the staff accommodation and the parking,” stated Dr Khaled Al Ohali, President of the Arabian Gulf University.
“The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City will be a medical destination for the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the other GCC countries and will be an education lighthouse and an advanced medical centre to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to citizens of the GCC countries.”
Set to take two years to complete, the project will be undertaken in two phases. The mixed-use development will see the construction of a hospital, accommodating 264-beds, bolstered by staff who will live in staff housing, which has been factored into the build. Once complete, the city will house over 500 beds with exceptional, high-tech amenities on offer.
Secondly, new academic and medical facilities, pharmaceutical and 15 operating rooms have been planned in the further phase to support the growing need for research and development, as well as demands for complex surgical capabilities which have grown in demand.