Building for the Future
Updates on construction around the Health System
If you’ve counted the number of yellow cranes around the medical center recently, you’d know construction is ongoing at several locations. Many new buildings opened in the last year, and others are in various stages of construction. Here’s an update:
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital
Work to prepare the foundational structure and utility needs in and around the Mott construction site is still under way. Steel erection is scheduled to begin this month. At 300 feet, the site now hosts one of the tallest free-standing cranes in North America—one of two to be installed on the site. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2010, and the facility is scheduled to open to the public by 2011.
W.K. Kellogg Eye Center expansion, Brehm Center for Type I Diabetes Research
Just down the hill from University Hospital along Wall Street stands the new shell of the Eye Center expansion building and
Brehm Center for Type I Diabetes Research. Though groundbreaking occurred in Sept. 2006, in April, Regents approved additional funding to expand the project to include an additional 25,000 square feet of research space. The building is scheduled to open in 2010.
Medical Science I and II renovations
Medical Science buildings I and II, constructed in 1958 and 1969 respectively, house Medical School research activities. Renovations to approximately 50,000 square feet are under way to provide updated laboratory and support spaces for modern biomedical research activities. The final phase of construction includes renovating existing laboratories in levels 2 and 3 of Med. Sci. I B Wing in order to relocate Department of Radiology laboratories. Improvements include architectural, mechanical and electrical renovations. Construction on this portion of the project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2008.
Cardiovascular Center, now open but expanding
The Regents recently approved a build-out plan for shell space of the Cardiovascular Center. While construction is yet to begin, the new 11,000-square-foot space will house exam rooms, offices, conference rooms, reception and waiting areas, a kitchen, research laboratory space and other facilities. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2008.
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