AECOM Technology Corporation has received a $27.85m contract from Saudi Arabia to provide architecture, engineering design and production services for the Kingdom's King Khalid Medical City in Dammam.
As part of the two-year contract, the US-based company will mobilise a team of Middle East-based and global healthcare and design professionals for the project.
The medical city will include a 1,500-bed hospital, research centre, staff accommodation and conference centre.
The King Khalid Medical City will also include professional and administrative office buildings, car parking structures and a community centre.
The medical city has the potential to house educational facilities, a commercial complex and a hotel in the future.
AECOM chairman and chief executive officer John Dionisio said the company is honoured to play a key role in the project to create healthcare facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
"With a global network of expertise in the healthcare sector, AECOM is perfectly placed to serve our client's needs to plan and design King Khalid Medical City," Dionisio added.
The Medical City is the largest of four hospital developments proposed for Saudi Arabia, which have been initiated by a royal decree.
The project is expected to be complete within five years.
Saudi Arabia has earmarked $4.3bn to construct healthcare facilities for the kingdom.