New Maternity Hospital (NMH)
SSH, in joint venture with Studio Altieri, with Impresa Pizzarotti & C SpA as design and build contractor, was awarded the main design consultancy contract for the Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH) by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), in association with the Ministry of Health (MOH) as the project’s end user.
The facility, a state-of-the-art, world-class, specialist maternity hospital, is aimed at servicing the growing healthcare needs of Kuwait and the GCC on an international scale by bringing together all aspects of maternity care into a single complex. The project comprises the following buildings and components:
• Main hospital building – basement + ground + podium of six levels + inpatient accommodation of 11
• Annex building – includes outpatient clinics, an auditorium and administrative facilities
• Multistorey car park – basement of two levels + ground + five typical levels + shaded roof parking
• Central utility plant – allocated on a separate plot and includes an underground service tunnel
The project includes the supply of all medical equipment and interior furnishing, as well as providing operational maintenance for the specialist facility after hand-over.
The KNMH is to feature 27 operating rooms and will accommodate 780 inpatients, while the car park will hold up to 1,300 vehicles. The project will stand 18 storeys tall when completed.
The efforts of the joint venture consultant team, in collaboration with Impresa Pizzarotti as the design/build contractor, will bring to fruition the vision that the MPW and MOH have for an international specialist maternity hospital for Kuwait to service the needs of the local, regional and international communities.