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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Medical complex hits key milestone in Abu Dhabi

by Erin Mc Cafferty

R-L Mubadala Healthcare Executive Director Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari with HLG Executive General Manager UAE and Oman Joe Dujmovic
A crowd gathered on the terrace of the Arzanah Medical Complex for the topping-out ceremony

HLG and client representatives recently celebrated the topping-out of the superstructure at the Arzanah Medical Complex in Abu Dhabi. The project is on schedule and is aiming for a LEED rating.

More than 100 people gathered to watch a symbolic concrete pour of the roof slab at a recent ceremony to mark the topping out of one the group’s most significant projects in Abu Dhabi, the Arzanah Medical Complex.

HLG began working on the Mubadala Healthcare project in April 2010 and the reaching of the recent superstructure completion milestone has been a significant achievement that Project Director Stephen Bennet said reflected the team’s commitment and dedication.

“Everyone has put a great deal of effort into the project and we are delighted with the results,” he said.

 

The project reached its final height of five storeys on top of two basement floors on March 7 when the last slab was poured.
 
The project comprises the construction of a 20, 700 square metre hospital and a 9,000 square metre clinic, with a glass-clad bridge structure to connect the two buildings, as well as ancillary buildings and works.
 
The Arzanah Development
 
The complex will form part of the Arzanah Development near Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and will house three specialist healthcare facilities: Wooridul Spine Centre, the Abu Dhabi Knee and Sports Medicine Centre, and a state-of-the-art Wellness and Diagnostic centre.
 
Mr Bennet said the recent topping out ceremony was attended by a number of senior executives from Mubadala Healthcare, including Executive Director Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari who also presented the site team with a certificate to mark two million manhours without lost time due to injury, highlighting the project team’s commitment to safety on site.
 
“The development is an integral part of our strategy to reduce the need for patients to travel abroad for treatment, contribute to the development of Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector; and ultimately improve quality of life.
 
“This milestone brings us another step closer to our goal providing UAE residents with local access to world-class healthcare. I am very proud of the progress to date and sincerely thank all those involved in bringing us to this important stage,” said Suhail Al Ansari.
 
The project is due for completion in December this year and will open its doors to patients in early 2012.
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