NEW YORK, N.Y. — Lend Lease recently announced the “topping out” of Winthrop University Hospital’s New Research and Academic Center. Lend Lease serves as the construction manager for the five-story, 95,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science and education center, which will contain laboratories, a clinical trial center, classroom space for medical students and space for community programming.
Once the center becomes operational, research and scientific trials will be conducted on diabetes, obesity, cardiometabolic disorders, infant prematurity, perinatal conditions, chronic disease and aging. In addition, community programming will be performed at the center to be focused on reducing premature births, treating conditions related to aging, treating issues related to Alzheimer’s and studying the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
“We’re very excited to celebrate the topping out of this highly anticipated project,” said Joseph Maraia, Lend Lease principal in charge of Healthcare. “I want to take the time to thank Winthrop-University Hospital, Dewberry, Group PMx, Perkins Eastman, Br+A, Bowen and our Lend Lease project team for reaching this important project milestone. I look forward to the successful completion of this project with this highly dedicated group of individuals.”
In addition to being a cutting-edge research facility, the new center will be one of the most sustainable buildings in the area. The design incorporates sustainable features such as a green roof, a water retention and treatment system and is designed to create a high-performance workspace that fosters collaboration between diverse scholars and clinicians. The center will have an open stair, uniting the floors and providing occupants access to a third-floor meeting area to inspire conversation and collaboration.
”We are extremely pleased to be working with Lend Lease on this signature project that embodies Winthrop’s evolution as a major academic medical center on Long Island,” said John Collins, Winthrop’s president and CEO. “The building will be an anchor of our Mineola campus, an emblem of renewed vitality for the greater Mineola business community and a symbol of our emergence as a major regional healthcare resource.”
Lend Lease’s New York Healthcare Division has successfully completed over 310 projects with a constructed value in excess of $3.7 billion throughout New York City’s greater metropolitan area. These projects have encompassed over 9.4 million square feet of healthcare facilities. Lend Lease has completed projects for major New York area healthcare providers such as Beth Israel Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System.