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Nightingales lands first Malaysia deal

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Scheme worth £30m to start next year

Nightingales has won its first ever contract in Malaysia with a scheme to design a luxury private hospital in the country’s second city, Johor Bahru.

The scheme will cater for a city, which sits on the southern tip of the country, that has a 900,000 population.

Nightingales has teamed up with local firms Healthcare Technical Services and M&R Architects to design the 400-bed hospital for private healthcare provider KPJ Healthcare Berhad.

Its design is inspired by the concept of the ‘healing hand’ with the ‘palm’ of the hand accommodating a central atrium while the fingers focus on centres of excellence such as oncology and cardiology.

The proposals are due to be submitted to the Malaysian Ministry of Health and will be developed in two phases with the first, worth £30 million, beginning in mid 2012.

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