The Saudi Jordanian Fund for Medical and Educational Investments Company (SJFMEI) has chosen US consultant Hill International to manage the construction of a 330-bed university hospital in Amman, the capital of Jordan.
The $400m hospital will have a floor area of 110,000 sq m, said the Saudi Jordanian Fund. It will be made up of 72 outpatient clinics, a children’s hospital and a medical school with a total capacity for 600 students. There will be five medical centres of excellence for cardiology, oncology, neurology, gastroenterology, and orthopaedics.
There will also be four research centres in the fields of genomics, precision medicine, stem cells and regenerative medicine, public health, and bioinformatics. Up to 7.5% of the hospital’s revenue will be reinvested in research.
The medical school of University College London (UCL) will be the hospital’s academic partner, and UCLA Health in Los Angeles will be the clinical partner.
Hill and local consultant Dar Al Omran will carry out engineering design and supervision services for the project, which is to be procured using a build-operate-transfer model, with ownership of the asset transferred to the Jordanian government after the end of the investment period.
The hospital will be located on the airport road, near the Ghamadan district of central Amman.
The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund Company, established in 2016, is 95% owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.