The project involves the construction of Phase A of the Fakeeh Academic Medical Center (FAMC), a hospital and medical university project developed by Saudi Arabia’s premier healthcare concept, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH), in an effort to contribute to academic advancement and extend quality medical services to support the local healthcare industry. The University hospital will focus on family healthcare and patient-centred services, targeting the growing community of residents in DSO as well as neighbouring areas. Equipped to offer secondary and tertiary medical services supported by comprehensive diagnostic centres, the hospital will primarily focus on family and patient-centred services, working at a capacity of 700,000 patients per year, with an estimated 40,000 admissions and 20,000 surgical operations.
The scope of works for the first phase of the project comprises of 3 hospital buildings of a total of 150 bed capacity, with interconnecting bridges, car park and utilities block, spanning a built up area of around 77,375 m2 over two basements and six above ground floors. The hospital will feature an imaging department, nuclear medicine, morgue, radiology, endoscopy and emergency units, a surgery suite and catheterization laboratory, as well as dedicated paediatric and gynaecology sections.
Specon is responsible for the delivery of the complete MEP works of the facility, including the water cooled chiller plant of 5,400 RT and all related ELV, medical gases, compressed air and pneumatic tube systems.