News helps deliver another successful project in the healthcare sector: Imperial College London Diabetes Centre Phase II

June 2012


SIZE: 6,500 M2
Construction Cost: US$15 Million
Program: 8 months
Location: Al Ain UAE


Cadweb provided its on-line document control system,, for the fast track programmed second Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC Phase II) in Al Ain UAE.

The state-of-the-art healthcare facility was established following the success of the first ICLDC (Phase I) in Abu Dhabi.  ICLDC was founded as a partnership between Mubadala Healthcare and Imperial College London. Imperial College London Diabetes Centre provides the latest evidence-based protocols for diabetes treatment, prevention, and education in Abu Dhabi.  Phase II provides services for patients in Al Ain as well as the Northern Emirates.


Over 6,500m2 in size, ICLDC Phase II houses a combination of examination and treatment rooms, assessment rooms, doctor’s offices, a pharmacy, laboratory, auditorium and cafeteria facilities along with a design that allows for any future expansion.


The Design Team developed the brief and layout using and improving the concepts behind the Abu Dhabi facility to improve and enhance the patient experience. An efficient and smooth flowing sequence of treatment and consultation, responsive to diabetes-related healthcare needs, focuses on the individuality of each patient. KMD Architects led the team as the lead designer and healthcare planner on this project and AE7 were employed as the architect of record.


The centre houses 22 doctors' offices, 26 assessment rooms, 44 examination and treatment rooms, a pharmacy, laboratory, auditorium and cafeteria. With long-term considerations around community growth, future expansion of the facility has been planned into the design.


The facade has been designed with the key focus on patient comfort levels, allowing additional light into the rooms and incorporating landscape views. This is achieved through a unique design that creates harmony between the glass and perforated cladding.


Features such as solar shades, energy efficient MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) Building Services, grey water treatment, waste management, water-wise landscaping, solar heating and locally procured and manufactured materials, demonstrate the development’s commitment to sustainability in the region. ICLDC II is the first Estidama Pearl-rated construction project in the UAE, having achieved a 2 Pearl Estidama Rating (Abu Dhabi’s environmental rating system).



The project was successfully delivered within an extremely fast, eight month construction programme under budget with the help of The system was used from the detailed design stage of the project through to the Defects Liability, commissioning and handover/ post-contract stage of the assets lifecycle. It tracked all general information distribution on the project as well as the specific ‘Request For Information’ workflows generated by the main contractor’s sub-contract team. All information was audited and stored by the system enabling an open collaborative environment to be developed between designers; the main contractor and the design team all working together as a team to meet the demanding program, budget and quality criteria of the project.




For further information please contact Francis Newman on 0208 964 5040.

Notes to Editors

1. Founded in 1995 Cadweb is the longest and oldest, established project extranet provider in the UK. Cadweb is now recognized as the de facto market leader in it's field with a long and growing list of blue-chip clients. Project Extranets provide an internet based central searchable repository for project information whereby project data can be stored and retrieved by all members of a construction project

2. provides an internet based, central, highly searchable repository for all project information, whereby project data can be stored and retrieved by all members of a construction project.  

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