US construction giant Aecom has been chosen to project manage the building of a large medical complex in Macau, China.
Aecom says it is one of the biggest consultancy contracts awarded by the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region.
The "medical hub" is a cluster of buildings including a 1,000-bed hospital, a laboratory, a rehabilitation building, a nursing school, staff accommodation, an administration building and associated infrastructure.
The total construction floor area is about 400,000 sq m, Aecom said in announcing the project on 21 June.
The company will manage tendering and supervise construction, as well as train local staff on large-scale project and construction management.
"This is a very challenging project, and we are excited to utilize our knowledge of the construction of health care related buildings as well as the operation flow of hospitals," said Albert Li, Aecom’s regional managing director.
This is the fourth hospital project win in the region for the company in the last four years. Aecom previously won project management projects for the expansion of the United Christian Hospital, the redevelopment of Kwong Wah Hospital and the pre-construction construction management services for a private hospital, all in Hong Kong.
A Fortune 500 firm, Aecom had revenue of approximately $18bn during fiscal year 2015.
Image: Artist’s render of the new 400,000-sq-m medical hub in Macau (Aecom)