BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Surgical Development Partners and Hoar Construction marked the topping out of Lakeway Regional Medical Center in Lakeway, Texas recently with a weekend-long celebration, including two ceremonies and a crawfish boil. The medical center’s last steel beam was signed by local residents at Lakeway City Hall before it was hoisted, along with a traditional evergreen tree, to the top of the nine-story building.
Topping out signifies reaching the high-point of the structure as well as the approximate halfway point to the project’s completion. Lakeway Regional Medical Center, which is expected to see 40,000 patients annually in its urgent care department, should be completed by spring 2012. The 271,000-square-foot, 145-bed hospital will have facilities for women’s health, cardiology, radiology, physical therapy, gastrointestinal, nuclear medicine and respiratory services.
The medical center was designed for expansion, both laterally and vertically. The sixth floor is being constructed as shell space for 40 future beds. In time, the complex will be home to a hotel, restaurants, and retail shops, plus medical office space which will connect to the main hospital via a sky bridge.
“Before its completion, the Lakeway Regional Medical Center construction project will employ over 1000 craftsman,” said Coker Barton, senior vice president of Hoar Construction. “We salute the hard work and dedication of these workers and pray for their safety for the remainder of the project.”
The hospital sits on a beautiful sloped site in the Texas Hill Country. Architect Page Southerland Page maximized the site and its panoramic views by adjusting the building massing to accommodate the 80-foot slope and adding landscaped courtyards and a water feature for access from the three lower, hillside levels.
Hoar also recently topped out the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham with joint venture partner BE&K.
About Hoar Construction: Hoar Construction, established in 1940, provides construction management, general contracting, preconstruction, design/build and program management services. With a construction volume of more than $500 million and managed work in excess of $300 million annually, Hoar provides services to research, healthcare, educational, commercial, hospitality and industrial clients. Hoar employs over 500 people and has offices in Houston, Birmingham, Nashville and Orlando. Representative projects include work at Disney World in Orlando, Shelby Center for Engineering Technology, Auburn, AL; Renaissance 200 offices in Ridgeland, MS; The Mercato in Naples, FL and the Royce and Pam Mooney Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Visit www.hoarllc.com for more information.