Health-care providers have been making significant investments in their Florida facilities over the past several years. From medical office buildings to children’s hospitals, new patient towers, completely new hospitals and, more recently, research facilities, numerous communities have received significant additions to their health-care network.
Here, Southeast Construction looks back at a few projects that completed during 2009.
UM Biomedical Research Moss & Associates of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., completed the $72.4-million University of Miami Biomedical Research Facility in January. Designed by Karlsberger & Associates of Columbus, Ohio, the 188,000-gross-sq-ft research and laboratory structure includes research pavilions with core labs, interdisciplinary research laboratories, 20,000 sq ft of vivarium space and other research-related spaces.
The facility’s first two floors will be vivarium space, which includes animal imaging suites, flexible animal holding areas and a receiving bay. The third and fourth floors house an informatics laboratory and a DNA bank. Fifth through ninth floors accommodate various types of lab space.
The project was designed to the USGBC’s LEED Silver standards.
Burnham Institute In Orlando, at the emerging “medical city” in the Lake Nona area, BE&K Building Group recently completed the $61-million Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Lake Nona Property Holdings was the project owner, and Perkins + Will of Orlando served as the project architect.
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research is headquartered in La Jolla, Calif., and is an independent research institution.
The 175,000-sq-ft research facility represents the first phase of this “medical city” campus. The new complex will feature two major structures connected by a two-story space with exterior courtyards. The two main structures include a two-story administrative wing and a three-story research wing that will also act as a gateway to the emerging campus.
This project was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, BE&K officials reported.
Florida Hospital Memorial In Daytona Beach, Robins & Morton was busy building not one, but two significant new hospital facilities, and for competing providers.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center was a $173-million replacement for the owner’s existing Ormond Beach facility.
The new hospital measures 594,655 sq ft and provides 245 patient beds. The project also included a 17,000-sq-ft central energy plant and a 137,080-sq-ft medical office building.
After the project’s site clearing was completed, Robins & Morton began its work in December 2006, and delivered the new facility to Florida Hospital approximately one month ahead of schedule, in August.