Summertown Interiors has launched a healthcare division that will service the growing need for specialist fit-out contractors to support the growth of healthcare projects in the UAE.
The new division will be led by business development manager, Sarah Flowerday, to meet demand of the region’s healthcare industry for both new build projects as well as upgrades to existing healthcare facilities.
According to Alpen Capital, the healthcare market in the UAE is projected to grow 12.7% CAGR to reach $19.5bn in 2020. New segments including day-care surgery, cosmetic surgeries and diagnostic imaging are some of the contributing growth factors.
The industry is facing challenges, including supply chain issues, increasing healthcare insurance costs and the looming introduction of value-added tax, which are impacting healthcare operations.
Commenting on the growing demand of fit-outs for healthcare facilities, Flowerday said: “The healthcare industry is one of the UAE’s promising growth sectors and provides vast opportunities for the fit-out industry where there is currently a lack of specialists.
“At Summertown, we understand that healthcare projects are complex and highly regulated, so we are working hard with key decision makers to truly understand the industry’s demands to enable us to deliver the best interior solutions.”
Summertown Interiors specialises in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a sustainable contractor.
“Today, our sustainability credentials give us an edge over other contractors in the market as we continue to leverage our existing strategic partnerships and implement our core values,” Flowerday added.