By Elsa Baxter
Dilmunia Health Island off Bahrain’s north-east coast moves step forward with deal.
Mott MacDonald has been awarded the infrastructure design contract for Bahrain’s $1.6bn health island.
Dilmunia Health Island is a 125 hectare manmade island off Bahrain’s north-east coast for health and wellness clinics, homes and businesses.
“Designs for the health island were developed last year and Mott MacDonald's commission will help move the project on to the next stage,” Ithmaar Development Company said in a statement on Sunday.
The health island is expected to have centres for diabetes, nutrition, cosmetic surgery and sports medicine, as well as alternative therapies, spas, residential housing and hotels.
Mott MacDonald will design and supervise the construction of all roads, bridges, water and sewage services and district cooling under the deal, which is due to be completed by mid-2013.
Ithmaar Development Company was set up by Ithmaar Bank in 2006 to manage major development projects.