AECOM Appointed to Provide Lead Design Consultancy Services for Phase 1 Expansion of King Hussein Medical City

AECOM has been appointed by the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Directorate for Establishment of Housing and Military Works to provide lead design consultancy services for phase one of the expansion of the King Hussein Medical City (KHMC) in Amman.

The first phase comprises the delivery of a new general hospital to replace the existing King Hussein hospital.  Facilities will include 940 inpatient single rooms, a 144-bed intensive care unit, 32 operating theatres, four radiology suites, 60 dialysis stations, clinical laboratories for the entire KHMC campus, and an emergency department with 140 beds. When completed, the hospital is targeting LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.

AECOM is providing a wide range of services including programming and pre-design surveys, architecture, interior design and medical planning, engineering design (structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing); communications and IT, landscape design, medical equipment planning, sustainability; cost management; preparation of tender documents and construction services. AECOM has appointed the market-leading Jordanian consultant Consolidated Consultants to support the delivery of the project.

KHMC provides services to military personnel and cases transferred from public hospitals throughout the Kingdom. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has contributed USD 200 million towards the expansion of the medical city.  Subsequent phases include a new hospital for women, obstetrics and neonatal care and a speciality 500-bed medical centre.

John Hicks, AECOM’s global head of healthcare comments:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to undertake such a significant role in this prestigious project that will make a major contribution to the healthcare of the people of Jordan.  We have been delivering major healthcare facilities across the Middle East for over forty years and this project will benefit from our integrated capability, global experience and in-depth local knowledge from pre-design programming through to construction supervision.  KHMC has been the principal location for healthcare provision in the country and we are now focused on ensuring that the new hospital will enable KHMC to attract the best talent and offer advanced treatments and care, supporting Jordan’s ambition to continue as a leader in healthcare into the future.”