Lend Lease Tops out VA Healthcare Center in Kernersville, North Carolina

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Lend Lease has achieved a significant project milestone for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Healthcare Center in Kernersville, North Carolina. The final steel beam was recently installed finishing vertical construction, which brings the facility one step closer to completion.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the topping out of this highly anticipated project,” said Clark Bridgman, general manager design & construction, Lend Lease Healthcare Development. “I want to acknowledge the combined efforts of the VA, Charles D. Lowder Inc., Donley’s Concrete Group, Perkins Eastman, Hayward Baker, Inc., Steel Fab, Inc. 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,” said Bridgman.

The 375,000-square-foot, four-story healthcare center is designed to obtain LEED Gold status upon project completion and incorporates a holistic approach to sustainability into the design, such as the use of natural light throughout the center to promote healing and a connection to the outdoors. A key unique feature of the center will be a green roof allowing veterans to utilize the outdoor space and to socialize between appointments. The facility will provide primary and mental healthcare to veterans; clinics will include dental, diagnostic, laboratory, cardiology, pulmonary, audiology, ophthalmology, pathology, radiology and pharmacy.

Salisbury VA Medical Center Director Kaye Green added that she’s proud of the strides the VA is making in the delivery of healthcare for local veterans. “We are dedicated to providing the best care anywhere. Our veterans deserve nothing less,” she said. “The Kernersville Healthcare Center will no doubt help us deliver on that promise through state-of-the-art equipment, an expanded range of services and dedicated, caring staff in a convenient location for our veterans.”

Completion of the center is targeted for fall 2015. Lend Lease is serving as the project developer, design-builder and long-term property manager.

Renderings courtesy of Luke W. Thompson.
Photo courtesy of Lend Lease.

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Posted September 15, 2014

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