BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Trinity Medical Center has selected Brasfield & Gorrie, in strategic partnership with A. G. Gaston, to serve as construction managers for completion of the 12-story hospital on Highway 280.
Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor on the hospital’s original construction more than 10 years ago and has partnered with A. G. Gaston on several Birmingham-area projects, including construction of the University of Alabama at Birmingham North Pavilion Hospital, expansion of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, and construction of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Marketplace.
“The facility on 280 is a truly spectacular hospital building. Considerations like patient transport, infection control and specialized mechanical and electrical distribution systems were purpose-built into the original design,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Regional President Jack Darnall. “Trinity’s leadership is to be commended for its vision, its perseverance, and its willingness to invest in this community’s future.”
Prior owners of the hospital on 280 invested approximately $215 million dollars in the structure before discontinuing construction efforts in 2003. Trinity has committed to invest $280 million to complete the hospital and construct an adjacent parking deck. Daniel Corporation, which owns most of the 103-acre Cahaba Center at Grandview campus for which the new hospital will serve as anchor tenant, plans to construct a 200,000-square-foot medical office building immediately adjacent to the hospital.
The Supreme Court of Alabama last week declined to hear arguments from Trinity’s competitors against the hospital’s relocation to the facility on 280. Trinity is now free to complete construction planning; Brasfield & Gorrie and A. G. Gaston are expected to move forward with site preparation within the next few weeks.
“Bringing this hospital to life will benefit our city and the region for many years to come,” said Walter Howlett, Jr., president of A. G. Gaston. “It not only elevates Birmingham as a center for healthcare excellence, it brings massive economic impact to the region and will put literally thousands of local residents to work. We’re honored to be a part of the project – and part of the positive legacy it creates.”
Once building permits and state approvals are secured and construction efforts resume, completion of the 372-bed facility is expected to take 18–24 months.