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Friday01 August 2014

Keppie Design wins debut Egypt work

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Glasgow architect working on country’s first PPP health job

Keppie Design has landed its first ever contract in Egypt which is to design the country’s inaugural PPP healthcare project.

The Glasgow practice is part of a consortium, which includes local builder Detac and German engineering firm Siemens, that will build three hospitals in the country’s second largest city Alexandria.

Work will involve building a 200-bed gynaecology and obstetrics university hospital, while a new paediatric and emergency facility and blood bank will be built at the existing Smouha Hospital. In addition a 223-bed specialist care services complex will go up near the Mowassat Hospital. Work on all schemes is due to be completed in 2014.

The scheme is being carried out by the Egyptian Health Ministry.

Keppie’s design director David Ross said: “We are working closely with the client to make sure this project proves successful.”

Keppie is currently bidding for a number of other schemes in the north African country, including education and masterplanning projects.

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