P&T - TAHPI to Design a Specialised Mental Health Centre in Sharjah

Health Centre to be the first of its kind private Psychiatric Centre in the region

AED 30 million to be invested for the Phase 1 of Project

Dubai, 4th May 2011 - Total Alliance Health Planners International (TAHPI), a leading Sydney based healthcare design consultant working in collaboration with P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd., a Hong Kong based international consultant employing over 1,800 personnel around the world, has been awarded the contract to design a mental health specialised centre in Sharjah, the first of its kind facility in the region.

The health centre which is being developed by Zaha Trading Company will provide high quality integrated mental heath care as a prototype for many facilities in the future. The project is located in Al Falah near to Sharjah airport and Sharjah national park off the Sharjah - Al Dhaid road.  

According to James Abbott, Director, P & T Architects, "We are extremely proud to design the first of its kind specialised mental health centre in the region. We have put huge efforts on this project and have also relocated a special team to combine our international expertise with the local knowledge of TAHPI who are one of the most prolific authors of international standards and guidelines in healthcare design".

This unique comprehensive development will be implemented in three stages over a total built up area of 10,000 square meters with a AED 30 million investment on phase one of the project. Stage one consists of outpatient clinics which includes diagnostic, therapy, clinic laboratory, library, retail and public amenities. It also includes twenty sub-acute inpatient beds. Phase two will consist of 40 additional clinics and inpatient beds and stage three of the project will feature VIP facilities as well as a Mosque.  

"Our client's vision is to promote mental health in the region form a modern perspective which focuses on wellness and modern therapies treatment. The design and the quality of environment will be patient focussed and staff friendly. Visitors will feel confident that their loved ones are in the best care possible in a stress-free environment that will be the definition of a healing environment", added Abbott.

P&T is best known for its focus on community projects, such as schools, universities, hospitals and city centre regeneration.  P & T is committed to the pursuit of excellence in Architectural design, Structural and Building Services consultancy and has won the 'Architect Firm of the Year' in the recent past in Dubai.


P & T Architects and Engineers Ltd. (Dubai Branch)
P & T's office was established in Dubai in 2004 and has been growing ever since. Currently with 57 staff in the UAE, the company is currently working on a number of projects in Dubai, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Baku and Kampala   P & T in Dubai are Part of the larger P & T Group based in Hong Kong, who have been in existence for 143 years, are now 1800 strong, and are responsible for many of the landmarks in Asian cities.

For further information please contact:
James Abbott
Group Director
P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.
(Dubai Branch)
T. +971 4 358 6803
F. +971 4 358 6800

Heba Hassan   
Associate Account Manager
Tel: 04-332 33 08 ext: 151                                             
Fax: 04-331 67 33                                                         
Mob: 050- 6789617

© Press Release 2011


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