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Sweett to manage UAE hospital project

9 Sep 12 Sweett Group has been appointed project manager on new major trauma hospital in the UAE.

It has been appointed by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) for the HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Major Trauma Hospital in Sharjah.

Sweett Group is managing the design development process, construction, commissioning, delivery and handover. Construction is expected to start on site in the second quarter of 2013.

The hospital is a charitable gift from the UAE’s ruler HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the people of Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. It is the first hospital of its kind in Sharjah, providing medical attention for trauma and subsequent rehabilitation within the region. The hospital will consist of 175 beds, in-patient facilities including a dedicated 30 bed ICU, eight operating theatres, emergency department, rehabilitation department and a teaching centre. 

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Sweett Group director of project management, healthcare, Ian Armstrong said: “We are honoured to have been selected again by KBZF to lead and deliver another charitable healthcare project on their behalf. The KBZF Major Trauma Hospital in Sharjah is a much needed facility which will present a series of challenges. However, working in a collaborative spirit with KBZF and the appointed  operators, consultants and contractors, Sweett Group is well positioned to manage the design, delivery and commissioning of this prestigious project to the expectations of our client KBZF, all statutory authorities, the people of Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.”

The Sharjah hospital project is Sweett Group’s third major commission on behalf of KBZF, having already supported the organisation in the delivery of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in the UK and HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Specialised Hospital in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco, currently under construction.

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