$838 million neuroscience center opens Connecticut
- Yale New Haven Hospital opened a new $838 million neuroscience center on August 31, according to a project press release. Turner Construction will serve as the general contractor for the project, according to Mark D’Antonio, media relations coordinator at the hospital.
- The 505,000 square foot project will include two new patient facilities and 201 inpatient beds. It will be the largest such project in Connecticut history, according to the release.
- The project will create hundreds of construction jobs as well as new positions at Yale New Haven Hospital, said Justin Elicker, Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut.
Overview of the dive:
The construction of health care remains strong despite soaring costswith spending in the sector near historic highs.
Yale New Haven Hospital was officially announced on April 29, 2019, but its start has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The costs of common materials in hospital projects, such as concrete and structural steel, have “seen significant increases relative to their cost over the past 24 months,” said Chris Dunn, a construction attorney. healthcare at Epstein Becker Green.
But that hasn’t stopped huge health care projects, like Yale New Haven Hospital, from moving forward.
The new center will include two patient bed towers, the Sherman Tower adjacent to Sherman Avenue and the McGivney Tower built on top of the existing McGivney Center.
The two towers will share a common podium that will house the new entrance and main lobby on the first floor, the neurosurgery and radiology areas on the second floor, and the nursing areas and mechanical equipment room on the third floor.
The hospital will provide better access to cutting-edge care, from movement disorders to neuro-regeneration for patients, according to the statement.
“When there’s a downturn, and objectively we follow that trend, design professionals and entrepreneurs pay a lot of attention to healthcare because it’s sustainable,” Dunn said. “It generally stays roughly in demand, even in down cycles.”