Cincinnati Children's Hospital's
Burnet campus will have an impressive new addition. The hospital will expand its research arm with a new 15-story clinical services building.
The ground reaking will be in June, and the building is set to open in 2015. Cincinnati-based Messer Construction
is the project's general contractor; architects are GBBN
, GPR and HDR
The new $180 million, 425,000-square-foot facility will house:
• New labs
• An outpatient clinic
• Imaging facility for clinical trials and research
• Office space
• Supporting infrastructure
The building will be financed through a combination of operating cash and investments, future operating cash flows and philanthropy, hospital officials say. It will be located along Sabin Way, next to the research building finished in 2007.
Physically, the building will also connect research and patient care.
“The new clinical sciences building will create a physical link between the discoveries in our current research facility and their application to patient care in our clinical locations,” says said Arnold Strauss, MD, director of the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, in an announcement.
The new building will allow the hospital to hire up to 100 new research faculty over the next five years.
"Expanding our research space is essential to supporting our world-class faculty investigators. These investigators are developing and evaluating breakthrough discoveries for patients. They work closely with clinical staff to apply those discoveries to improving the health of children here and throughout the world," Strauss adds.
By Feoshia Henderson
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