King's College Hospital Dubai reveal Phase 2 plans
King’s College Hospital Dubai (KCH Dubai) have unveiled the second stage of their ambitious development programme.
Phase 2 of their plan involves the further expansion of their under-construction healthcare facility in Dubai Hills Estate, with work set to get underway in 2019 or 2020.
“We’re [currently] building a 100-bed facility, and we already have an outline design to conduct a second phase,” construction manager Keith Duffy told Construction Week.
“Phase 2 will include the addition of 80 beds, plus diagnostic centres.
“We have a preliminary timeline. Development will most likely begin between now and 2020, depending on the success of the initial facility.”
Hospital designers Perkins+Will have taken a unique approach to the project according to director of their healthcare wing Stas Louca, with patient recovery and welfare at the core of their plans.
“For KCH Dubai we have built in windows with landscape and downtown skyline views in each, single patient increasing levels of natural light, in turn inducing calmness,” he added.
“In addition, particularly with the pediatric ward we have included artwork into the design of the walls to create texture and nature designs on the ceilings in the form of back-lit stretch fabrics.
“We have created an area where patients are able to control everything from lighting, sound and temperature to when they would like their meals and what they would like to eat. All of these components are centrally controlled by a handset attached to the patient’s bed.”
KCH Dubai is being developed by KCH Healthcare LLC, a partnership between Ashmore Group, Al Tayer Group and King’s College Hospital London.
According to kchclinics.com, ‘all clinical policies, procedures and practices in our facilities in the United Arab Emirates will be established by KCH London and reflect over 175 years of experience in delivering high quality care and world leading clinical outcomes’.
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