The Princely Government of Monaco has awarded a $109m (€98m) contract to Vinci Construction to work on the initial phase of the new Princess Grace Hospital in the country.

Vinci will be responsible for the structure, core and shell for the hospital.

The first new building of the hospital will be built under the contract.

Set to come up in a highly populated region and seismic zone, the 16-storey building spread over 65,000m2 floor space will have a six-level underground car park.

Furthermore, the new structure will be located adjacent to the current hospital and the construction will not interfere with the activities at the hospital.

This large-scale project for the Principality of Monaco is part of its plan to expand and renovate Princess Grace Hospital.

Vinci’s teams will employ a Building Information Modelling (BIM) system for construction design to execute and enable interaction with the other trades.

Works on the new building are anticipated to complete by 2025.

To reduce noise pollution during the earth-moving and earth-retaining activities, a dome will be erected.

It will have 70 37m-long cables supporting 2,800m2 of sound-absorbing sheets to lower noise by up to 12 decibels from the construction works.

Furthermore, the project is part of Vinci’s plan to mainstream the usage of Exegy low-carbon concrete.

Low-carbon concrete will account for 85% of the concrete used on the construction site resulting in a 30% decline in greenhouse gas emissions. 

The bioclimatic design of the envelope will offer thermal comfort in the building and is intended at gaining NF HQE Très Performant certification.

The complete structure will have concrete rippling sun breakers to offer patients with numerous openings to let in natural light.

In addition, majority of rooms in the hospital will have a sea view.