Design, construction and equipment of Cojutepeque Hospital, El Salvador

This project comprised of the design, construction and equipment of Cojutepeque Hospital in El Salvador. The new hospital complex has a capacity of 100 beds and four hospital services: surgery, medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics/gynaecology.

In addition, it also has three emergency consultation rooms, nine external consultation rooms, three operating theatres and two obstetrics rooms were incorporated.

The land spans over an area with 5 blocks with an irregular surface topography of 50%. The project was funded by the World Bank and the Government of El Salvador.


Client: Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance

Start date: 2006

End date: 2007


Enniskillen Hospital, Northern Ireland

South West Acute Hospital: one of the most modern hospitals in Europe

The Enniskillen Hospital is located 142 kilometres southwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland. 

With an investment of 276 million pounds, it is the first hospital awarded in a collaboration regime between the public and private sectors in Northern Ireland and which was awarded to FCC Construcción within a wide-covering investment programme for improving infrastructure in the United Kingdom. 

In May 2009, the Western Health and Social Care Trust signed a concession contract with the Northern Ireland Health Group Consortium, in which FCC Construcción is the major company with 39%, for the design, construction, financing and operation of the new Enniskillen Hospital. This consortium also includes these local companies: Allied Irish Bank Piv and Interserve Investments.

FCC executed the works in three years. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new installations on the 26th of June 2012.

It has 315 beds distributed in individual rooms over an area of 60,000 square metres. It provides the most modern clinical practices and cutting-edge technology intended to improve patient care. The new hospital includes a wide range of specialities for replacing and improving the services provided in Erne Hospital, which was dismantled when construction of the new hospital was completed.

It includes a building for housing workers, a building with a child day care centre, offices and an energy demand management centre, which makes it one of the most modern hospitals in Europe, with respect to energy efficiency and design. Its design, consisting of three strips or lines of blocks, separated by linear gardens and patios, permits the optimisation of natural light usage: attaining 95% in the rooms; and ventilation, in addition to providing a constant visual relationship with the surroundings. The great challenge of the installation, which covers an area of 64,000 square metres, is that its 1,486 square metres of area intended to supply energy to the hospital have achieved a saving of two thirds of the hospital's consumption.

The choice of natural materials, such as stone and wood and the cooperation of local artists make this hospital an ideal place for patient recovery. 

The installations include the most modern clinical means and the very latest technology in patient care, providing a wide range of specialities, above all, in maternity and emergency services.


Remarkable aspects

  • The Silver Green Apple Award. This is presented annually to construction projects that improve the construction environment or protect our architectonic heritage.
  • The ENR Global Best Projects Awards 2013 for Merit in the health category from the Engineering News Record magazine.
  • Presented with three prestigious awards from the International Design and Health Academy 2013, for the best large-scale health project, the best sustainable design and a mention of recognition in interior design.

Client: Northern Ireland Health Group Consortium

Start date: May 2009

End date: May 2012


Hospital City belonging to the Caja de Seguro Social

Hospital City belonging to the Caja de Seguro Social

The project for the most modern health installations in Central America

The Hospital City in Panama is located in the western part of Panama City, in the Chivo district, the old Antenas de Clayton field; the land was freely donated by the National Government, occupying an area of 31.9 hectares.

The project consists of the design, urban development, environmental impact, construction, financing and equipping of the installations for the Hospital City in Panama.

The health installations will have a constructed area of 219,000 square metres and will be fitted out with 43 operating theatres, over 284 out-patient facilities and 1,235 beds.

The hospital complex consists of a group of buildings that house the paediatric, cardiology, internal medicine, maternal-infant out-patient and surgical installation specialities, together with general out-patients, a day hospital, various specialised rehabilitation institutes and a hospital residence.

The project was designed by the Spanish TASH (Sánchez Horneros Architecture Workshop) studio that took the area's environmental and weather conditions into consideration in order to adapt it to the country's climate demands.

The Hospital City will be protected against tropical rainwater, sunlight and also be orientated in function of the various winds.

These health installations will be the most modern in all Central America and, according to the calculations of local authorities, will be able to over one and a half million people to be attended. The new hospital city will become a reference in the Central American region because of its equipment and functionality.


Remarkable aspects

  • The largest hospital city in Central America.
  • It will provide health services to one and a half million people.

Client: Caja de Seguro Social in Panama

Start date: 2012

End date: 2017-18


Hospital de Arganda

El Hospital del Sureste está situado en Arganda. Con una superficie edificada de 56.811 metros cuadrados da servicio a más de 150.000 habitantes de 21 localidades diferentes en un radio de entre 17 y 20 km.

El proyecto del Hospital de Arganda, está englobado en el Plan de Hospitales en el nuevo formato de concesión administrativa, desarrollado recientemente por la Comunidad de Madrid.

Su construcción no sólo se ha realizado para cubrir las necesidades presentes, sino también las futuras. Su estructura flexible y modular permitirá que más adelante, conforme la población se incremente, se pueda aumentar el hospital. Está distribuido en patios interiores que proporcionan al interior luz natural y un sistema de circulaciones adaptado a sus necesidades. A su vez, el área técnica está separada del resto y ocupa un edificio diferenciado.

El centro dispone de un total 125 camas, cinco quirófanos, 42 locales de consulta, 32 gabinetes de exploración, ocho puestos de hospital de día y cuatro paritorios.

Todas las habitaciones son individuales, y están equipadas de tal forma, que tanto los pacientes como sus familiares puedan sobrellevar la hospitalización con la mayor comodidad posible. El hospital tiene una conexión directa con el transporte público.



Hospital Luis Chicho Fábrega in Panama

Hospital Luis Chicho Fábrega in Panama

A space that permits installation expansion and is environmental friendly

FCC is constructing the new Luis Chicho Fábrega Regional Hospital in Santiago, Province of Veraguas, Panama.

The new building has a constructed surface area of 46,460 square metres that houses the central services on the ground floor and basement, together with a five-floor building holding the hospitalisation areas and the duty medical staff.

The construction is a direct-foundation building, with façades of concrete and glass pieces and inverted roofs.

Three circulation axes will be constructed in the hospital centre that will act as the backbone for the building.

  • The first will be the exterior circulation axis for visitors and out-patients.
  • The second axis will be interior and contain a restricted circulation towards the diagnostic and treatment areas, located in the central building.
  • The third axis, which will also be interior, will be used exclusively for internal personnel and services.

The design was produced by the Spanish architects, Alfonso Casares and Carlos Lamela, under the strictest environmental protection criteria, employing the "green sustainable hospital" concept. It makes use of materials with low primary energy content, makes responsible use of water, reduces energy demands and optimises the installations in order to enhance energy efficiency and makes maximum use of solar energy.

The new hospital construction is being carried out on a plot of land located near the existing one. 


Remarkable aspects

  • A new sustainable hospital that will change the lives of thousands of Panamanian people.
  • This hospital will have seven levels and 330 beds for patient hospitalisation.

Client: Government of Panama - Ministry of Health

Start date: 2010

End date: 2014