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Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

Outpatient Services | Medical Offices | Educational Services | 67,813 SF | Completed 2011

AL AIN, ABU DHABI, UAE  This project encompasses approximately 6,300 m2 over a two-story building and includes a combination of clinical, administrative, educational, support services and future expansion spaces.  The Centre provides comprehensive services in one location for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetes for the residents of the interior of Abu Dhabi, at Al Ain. The Centre is operated by the Imperial College of London in parallel to one already established and serving the metropolitan area of Abu Dhabi. The new Centre has two floors. The upper floor is the primary clinic zone, planned so that patients follow a sequence of steps and visits to specialized examination, diagnostic and treatment rooms according to their diagnoses and individual treatment plans. Staff is located in close proximity to each other for frequent and convenient consultation about a given patient going through any given diagnostic and/or treatment protocol.

At the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre education is one of the four key pillars in the Centre’s approach to tackle diabetes. The Centre organises specialist conferences accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for healthcare professionals, as well as weekly in-house seminars for resident doctors.

Solar shades, energy efficient MEP Building Services, greywater treatment, waste management, water-wise landscaping, solar heating and locally procured and manufactured materials helped make the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre the first Estidama Pearl-rated project in the UAE, having achieved a 2 Pearl Estidama Rating (Abu Dhabi’s environmental rating system). 

For Mubadala in collaboration with AE7.

2 Pearl Estidama Rating.