SSH has completed The Late Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Centre in Kuwait which was inaugurated on 18 June comprising a 12,000m2 centre.
The centre includes an outpatient unit for healthy adult stem cell collection, a fully self-sufficient cryolab, which stores adult and cord blood stem cells, as well as stem cell research facilities.
The operational organisation of the building was planned jointly by SSH’s medical planning team and specialist advisers, resulting in the development of a building that caters to the clients’ specific functional needs.
The location of the various departments within the facility are governed by convenient access points and a circulation system that minimises the travel distances of staff, donors, patients, visitors and blood samples.
“This state-of-the-art facility is set to increase capacity for stem cell services, improve turnaround times for processing, as well as offer the potential for research-related activities all while ensuring that any cell products are produced in accordance with the strictest international accreditation standards,” said Khalil Alonaizi, resident director, Kuwait, at SSH.
Apart from delivering supervision consultancy services, SSH oversaw the output of all architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing, quantity surveying, medical planning and medical equipment spatial planning, as well as interior design documentation for the project.