ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, today announced that its subsidiary EC Harris, the global Built Asset Consultancy, has been appointed by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to deliver the next phase in the development of Hamad Medical City, the Middle East's largest-ever healthcare facility and one of the biggest complexes to be built across the world to date with a total size of 482,200m2 of which EC Harris will manage 250,000m2. No financial details were disclosed.
The next phase of the project will see four new facilities completed including a medicine and rehabilitation hospital, an ambulatory and surgical center, a women's hospital and a complete teaching and research complex. Based in the center of Doha, these buildings will be situated adjacent to the existing Hamad hospitals and HMC residential accommodation, on the site where the athlete village was located during the 2006 Asian Games.
EC Harris will provide project and program management, design management and workforce planning services for the new complex utilizing expertise and experience gained in the delivery of many of the world's largest hospital complexes. The firm will be responsible for overall leadership and coordination of the project, providing input on areas ranging from the completion of design drawings through to assessing the number of staff that will be required once the project is complete. This integrated approach will allow HMC to concentrate on delivering outstanding patient experience and moving forward their extensive healthcare plans for Qatar.
Conor Ellis, Global Account Leader, EC Harris said: "Hamad Medical Corporation has consistently looked to provide excellent healthcare services to the people of Qatar. The latest development of Hamad Medical City is further evidence of this ongoing commitment as the state of the art facilities will not only facilitate clinical and research developments but also help Qatar in their efforts to recruit and retain the best available staff".
EC Harris has already begun work on this extensive project, with the contract running for at least two years.
For more information please contact:
ARCADIS: Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083
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EC Harris: Andy Rowlands +44 (0) 20 7833 6662
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