Keppie wins international competition for contract
Scottish architectural firm Keppie Design has won the design contract for Egypt’s first ever PPP healthcare project.
The Keppie team won an international competition for the contract, contested over 18 months, to design and build a series of facilities for the Smouha and Mowassat Hospitals in Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria.
Designs were submitted for a new 200-bed gynecology and obstetrics University Hospital and a pediatric and emergency facility and blood bank at the existing Smouha Hospital complex as well as a new 223-bed specialist care facility near the Mowassat Hospital.
All of the projects are expected to be finished in 2014.
Glasgow-based Keppie is working on the project as part of a consortium which includes Egyptian firms Detac Construction, The Arab Academy and Bareeq Capital, as well as UK-based G4s and Siemens of Germany.
David Ross, Keppie's design director, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected for such a prestigious project.
“We were able to demonstrate our deep understanding of the PPP procurement model and are working closely with the client to make sure this first PPP Healthcare project proves successful for the Egyptian Health Ministry.”