UAE Focus

Hospitals to add new blocks

September 2015

Al Noor Hospitals Group plans to expand in the UAE with new blocks being built that will see its size almost double.

According to the new plan, the group will sign long-term leases worth about Dh1 billion ($272 million) with its landlord Al Saqr Property Management that will allow it to expand its three main hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Al Noor Hospitals currently has three hospitals and a network of 17 medical centres throughout the UAE.

New blocks will be built at Al Ain Hospital and its Airport Road facility in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, at its Khalifa Street hospital site, which was built following the conversion of 79 flats at a building, the group will take over the rest of the existing building. It will convert a further 72 flats and use the ground and mezzanine floors to expand its emergency care and outpatients department.

A new 6,585-sq-m building will be added to the Al Ain Hospital, which currently occupies 6,802 sq m, and at Airport Road, Al Saqr will build a Dh330-million ($9 million) extension from scratch. Designs of the project have been complete and the project will take up to two-and-a-half years to build, once work commences.

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