Kuwait Cancer Center

Architectural/Engineering Design

Alghanim International on behalf of the Ministry of Health


Architectural/Engineering Design


KD 173.0 million


Hospital building
Nutrition and Laundry
Total built area
214,607 m2
70,635 m2
4,081 m2
289,323 m2





Alghanim International on behalf of Ministry of Health has commissioned NBBJ and Gulf Consult to undertake the design of the Kuwait Cancer Center. This project will be located adjacent to the Makki Jumma and Behbehani Hospital for Medical Oncology facilities within the Al-Sabah Medical District, between Jamal Abdul Nasser Street and Al-Jahra Road.

The new 618 bed facility will be built to the most cutting-edge health care specifications in order to maximize patient recovery and medical staff performance. The 12 story building includes all relevant departments essential to a state-on-the-art cancer treatment facility including radiology, surgery, laboratories, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and psychology clinics.

The building also incorporates inpatient and outpatient facilities. The outpatient functions are zoned in the west building – closest to the building entry and the 2,000 car parking garage for easy access. Horizontal connections allow direct access to imaging and interventional functions in the east building. Inpatient beds are located in the east side of the building.

The design considers environmental aspects, and aims to achieve highest eco-friendly standards. The sustainability of the interior design relies on natural light, views, and selection of materials. The plants selected are low water use plants. Green roof areas have also been created, LED lighting will be used, and sustainable wood products and recycled materials will also be used to help reduce the environmental foot print.