Aecom wins $28m contract for KSA medical city

Aecom has been awarded a $28m contract to provide architecture, engineering design and production services for King Khalid Medical City in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The $4.3bn medical city spread across 70ha will include a 1,500-bed hospital, research centre, a conference centre, mosque, office and car parking structures, villas and apartments. Future plans also include educational facilities, a commercial complex and a hotel.

“We are honoured to play a key role in this extremely important project to create world-class health care facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said John M. Dionisio, chairman and CEO.

“With a global network of expertise in the healthcare sector, Aecom is perfectly placed to serve our client’s needs to plan and design King Khalid Medical City.”

Aecom will mobilise a team from across both the Middle East and the rest of the globe for the project, which is the largest of five medical cities initiated by royal decree of King Abdullah.

Work on the two-year contract starts immediately, with project completion on the medical city scheduled for 2017.