WME was appointed to deliver a full range of engineering services for the first full-scale Kings College Hospital to be constructed outside the UK, along with three polyclinics.

The specialist hospital accommodates 180 beds. It also provides 20 outpatient clinics, an intensive care unit, a radiology department, five operating theatres and a specialist oncology treatment centre.

The site it occupies is small, which made phasing of the works a challenge considering the highly technical nature of the building and its usage. To allow the hospital to operate while phase two was constructed, a substantial part of the overall plant and basement facilities was delivered in phase one. We also worked on the roll-out of the polyclinics at various sites in Dubai. These provide outpatient services and patient follow-up requirements.

WME worked closely with the KCH Board and US healthcare specialist architect Perkins+Will. Our services included structural, building services, AV-IT, roads and infrastructure engineering, plus fire, vertical transport, lighting, facade and sustainability engineering. We are also acting as architect of record.