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BOSCH EAST AFRICA NEARS COMPLETION OF THE NEW GREENFIELD CHIROMO LANE MEDICAL CENTRE IN KENYA

BOSCH EAST AFRICA NEARS COMPLETION OF THE NEW GREENFIELD CHIROMO LANE MEDICAL CENTRE IN KENYA

Construction of the new Chiromo Lane Medical Centre (CLMC) in Kenya, which commenced in July 2017, is soon to be completed.

Bosch East Africa – a member of the Bosch Holdings group of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering companies – was appointed as consultants for this project, with responsibility for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services, as well as construction supervision.

“This new greenfield mental health and rehabilitation facility, located in the Lavington suburb of Nairobi, represents CLMC’s progress in providing world-class care and treatment for psychiatric disorders in East Africa. The company, which established its first 20-bed facility with in and out-patient services in 1997, takes great pride in its new state-of-the-art a six-storey building,” explains Alvin Okello, Bosch East Africa. “In this new facility, care has been taken to create a serene and secure garden environment, to nurture peaceful and dignified healing for patients.

“The highly-experienced Bosch East Africa team – with a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical and structural consulting engineering – has successfully incorporated specific design and functional requirements of this medical centre, to ensure efficient energy consumption, optimum patient comfort, high security and enhanced aesthetics.

“An important feature of this new medical centre is immaculate attention to detail of the patios and gazebos in tranquil garden areas, where patients and visitors can meet. Other facilities include a pharmacy and restaurant, a gymnasium and creche, two floors of medical consultant and staff offices, three floors of regular and VIP patient rooms, as well as rooftop boardrooms and the chairman’s office.”

The building is supplied with electric power from the grid, as well as solar-powered hot water panels and a low-noise back-up generator for automated changeover. The generator is able to provide back-up power to the building for a continuous period of up to 24-hours. A voltage stabiliser has also been installed to protect the electrical infrastructure.

Other features include air-conditioning for certain areas, including the boardroom, pharmacy and selected offices and a CCTV security system and access control for patient areas. Added to this is a nurse call system in the wards and automated lighting in washrooms, which is controlled by occupancy detectors.

Final touches are currently being applied to the building, which has already been tested and commissioned and will soon be ready for occupation.

Bosch East Africa offers multi-disciplinary consulting to hospitals, multi-storey buildings, community centres, schools, as well as eco-friendly industrial, residential and mixed-use developments. Specialist services are enhanced by a maintenance and support programme, to ensure all contractors comply with contractual and regulatory requirements.

The company supports a localisation strategy, where Kenyans are engaged in all engineering positions.

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