$1bn Oman Medical City master plan completed

Global consultancy Atkins delivers concept for 800,000 sq ft project in Salalah
The master plan for Imans $1bn Medical City has been completed
By Andy Sambidge
Sun 22 Jan 2012 06:38 PM

The master plan for Oman's $1bn Medical City project planned for Salalah has been completed, global consultancy Atkins has said.

Atkins said its design concept combines traditional Omani vernacular with contemporary design.

Dr Abdulla Aljoaib, president of Apex Medical Group, the master developer behind the project, said Atkins had prepared the overall strategic master plan of the 800,000 sq m site.

He said the project represents the largest private healthcare infrastructure development opportunity in Oman.

"With a spectacular location and intelligent design, this Medical City is poised to become the centrepiece of healthcare tourism benefiting local, regional and international healthcare patients alike," he added in a statement.

Built around a main hospital, Medical City will also include a luxury hotel, spa, educational and training facilities for doctors and nurses and a wellbeing centre, alongside accommodation, commercial and service facilities for visitors and resident.

Ray Phillips, Atkins' design director for the project, said: "This is an important and exciting project for the region which will create world class medical facilities in an environment which supports and promotes rehabilitation and healthy living."

Atkins has been working across the GCC region for more than 40 years and has 1,800 staff across the GCC region.

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