ALDAR Properties, PJSC has awarded a preliminary scope for completion of design and start of construction of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to the joint venture of Arabtec Construction, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, PJSC and Aktor S. A. of Greece.
The 417,000 square metres project will be an architectural icon in Abu Dhabi and is targeting a Gold Level Leadership Energy and Environmental Design Certification (LEED). The facility is compromised of a 360-bed Multi-Specialty Hospital, a 324-examination room clinic, extensive public and retail spaces, an administration building, and approximately 3,100 car parking spaces. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is intended to be a destination for world-class healthcare in the Middle East.
Mr. Riad Kamal, the CEO of Arabtec Holding, stated: "We are very proud to be associated with such a prestigious development which we hope is a first of many more to come with ALDAR Properties." Arabtec has completed several iconic projects with its partners in Abu Dhabi in recent years such as the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Building. AKTOR is the largest construction company in Greece and has completed several hospital projects in Greece and in the UAE. Both companies also joined forces to develop the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Phase II which includes exhibition halls, hotel and other facilities which is currently underway in Abu Dhabi.