The Late Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Centre, designed by SSH, is recently inaugurated in Kuwait, under the patronage of Kuwait’s Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al Sabah.

The 12,000sqm 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 unique building that caters to the clients’ specific functional needs. The location of departments within the facility is governed by convenient access points and an efficient circulation system that minimises the travel distances of staff, donors, patients, visitors, and blood samples.

Khalil Alonaizi, resident director-Kuwait at SSH, says: “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.”

Alonaizi further adds: “SSH is grateful for the client’s trust and confidence in our ability to deliver a project of this stature and we look forward to maintaining a strong business relationship with them in the future.”

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.