Qatar Public Works Authority Ashghal has completed the construction of Qatar University Health Centre for the Ministry of Public Health as part of the government plan for the development of the health sector.
Located on the southern side of Qatar University in Duhail Area, the health centre is part of a package of four healthcare projects – Muaither Health Centre, Al Wajba Health Centre, Al Waab Health Centre and Qatar University Health Centre.
The QAR150m ($41.2m), 23,300m² centre comprises a four-level main building with a two-level basement designed as a car parking. It also has a ground and upper level, which will accommodate clinics, laboratories, administrative offices and other annexes.
The centre will feature 36 clinics – 22 for general check-ups, eight for dentistry, two for maternity and two for pre-marriage tests. It will also offer other specialised services, including emergency, and physiotherapy that consists of a lounge, sports hall, meeting hall, library, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy.
The building has four main entrances, one for ambulances and emergencies, in addition to two mosques, along with a 511-space car parking.
To ensure accessibility, Ashghal has provided signage messaging with illustrations and Braille writing, wide walkways for easy movement, auto-doors, and reception desks besides car parking spaces close to the main entrances and ramps in place of steps.
Project engineer Ahmad Saleh said: “Qatar University Health Centre, besides the health centres of Muaither, Al Wajba and Al Waab, is the fourth clinic delivered since the start of the unfair blockade on Qatar. The health projects have not been affected by the siege, notably, Ashghal was able to accomplish the works in harmony with the criteria submitted by the Ministry of Public Health.
“The new designs reflect the Qatari heritage and match international safety standards regarding fire protection systems in addition to green buildings and sustainability at a rate of three stars, and the bottom line is that the building is expandable and upgradable in the future according to the updated medical equipment.”
The building also meets all criteria set by the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS).
Image: Qatar University Health Centre Area heralds the conclusion of a package of four health care projects. Photo: courtesy of Ashghal.