MORROCO — The Mohammed VI International University Hospital project, costing around €450 million (US$489 million), is set to be constructed in Rabat, making it the second hospital to be unveiled in a month. 

This project will be built by Bouygues Construction’s Moroccan subsidiary, Bymaro, strengthening Bymaro’s position as a prominent player in the country’s healthcare construction sector, with the handover slated for September 2025.

The hospital will cover four six-story buildings alongside a towering 25-story structure, encompassing an area exceeding 275,000 square metres, aimed at providing state-of-the-art healthcare services and educational resources.

 Notable features include 553 beds and 20 operating theaters, all equipped with cutting-edge medical technology.

Additionally, the facility will house comprehensive teaching amenities, including 15 lecture theatres, 72 teaching rooms, and 217 practical workrooms, all outfitted with the latest audiovisual technology.

Designed by AIA Architecture, the hospital will be organized into three interconnected structures. The tower will serve as the nerve center, accommodating consultation rooms, administrative offices, and teaching spaces.

The hospital block will include critical care units, diagnostic facilities, and logistical support areas, while the university wing will host lecture theaters.

In their press release, the Mohammed VI International University Hospital aspires to align with national and regional healthcare policies while setting a new standard for hospital design and service quality in Morocco.

The project aims for Exceptional HQE certification for sustainability, with plans to install 8,800 square meters of photovoltaic panels to cover over 10% of the site’s energy needs, reducing carbon emissions by over 40% compared to industry benchmarks.

The construction of this monumental project is expected to engage 3,500 site workers and subcontractors during peak periods.

Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre, Deputy CEO of Bouygues Construction, expressed pride in the company’s selection for this endeavor, emphasizing their dedication to delivering on ambitious timelines and environmental objectives.

He highlighted the company’s pride in contributing to the provision of healthcare services for thousands of Moroccans.

This project marks Bymaro’s third healthcare infrastructure project in Morocco in the past five years, following the completion of the Mohammed VI University Hospital in Bouskoura in 2019 and the ongoing “Smart Health Care City” project in Benguerir.

Meanwhile, on May 23 in Rabat, King Mohammed VI launched the construction of the new “Ibn Sina” hospital, a project estimated to take 48 months and cost over MAD 6 billion (€599 million).

This new hospital will replace Morocco’s health facility at Ibn Sina, inaugurated in 1954, strengthening the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra healthcare services with a capacity of more than 1,000 beds.

The new hospital will cover an area totaling 11.4 hectares and will feature modern architecture and advanced technologies.

 The 33-floor tower will include a medical technology cluster, a conference room, and a national league dedicated to cardiovascular disease.

The space housing the current old Ibn Sina hospital will be converted into green areas and gardens and will eventually house a museum of medicine and other annexes.

With a covered area of over 190,000 square meters, the future hospital will include a hospital center, intensive care units, emergency care rooms, resuscitation units, a unit for serious respiratory diseases, a hemodialysis center, and technical platforms.

The high-tech standard hospital will also feature a helipad, a car park with a capacity of 1,300 parking spaces, and green spaces to aid in patient recovery.

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