An announcement recently featured on HealthcareDesignMagazine.com tells of a new construction project going up in Chicago. The new Central Campus Health Center, an outpatient facility will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. Groundbreaking is anticipated for the first quarter of 2017 contingent upon all necessary regulatory rules and approvals, including the Illinois Facilities and Services Review Board. Completion of the new building is anticipated in mid-2018.
The new nine-story, 282,000-square-foot building will consolidate many of the services in the Fantus Health Center, the current administration building, and the Hektoen Administration Building. Surface parking for the CCHHS campus will be added on the current Fantus site once the clinics are moved into the new facility and Fantus is demolished.
A development team for the project, headed by Clayco, was approved by the board last October. Work on Phase 1 programming and schematic design has been ongoing. The construction proposal will be referred to the finance committee after it’s reviewed by the board of commissioners. Once approved by the Cook County board, the development team will shift to Phase 2 implementation of the health center project that consists of finalizing design and construction for the clinical and office spaces in the new facility.
The proposal would authorize a contract extension and budget for the development team of $108.5 million. The total project budget of $118.5 million includes approximately $10 million in soft costs.