Mixed Use Development


Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE

The Al Jalila Research Building is a prestigious first of its kind medical laboratory facility in Dubai Healthcare City. The 10 storey building will form part of a major new academic health science centre and consists of medical research laboratories, clinic spaces, administration facilities and provision for other medical partner organisations. The project also features three levels of basement, containing car parking and MEP services.

The structural design of the building was to remain the same because three levels of basement, including a portion of the ground floor and lift shafts were already constructed. The challenge was to fit a complex MEP system within the building’s existing foot print.

B&W utilised BIM to deliver the project and ensure precise coordination of the MEP systems with the structural and architectural design, ensuring optimum use of space. The most forward thinking solutions were identified to ensure flexibility for the future installation of MEP systems for the partner organisation services.