CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of Tower 2, a 420-patient bed tower, on Baylor St. Luke’s McNair Campus in Houston, Texas.
The 27.5-acre, $1.1-billion McNair Campus will be home of the collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and Catholic Health Initiatives, and will also be the future site of the Texas Heart Institute . As announced in December, the campus will feature a $916.8-million, 650-bed hospital built across two bed towers, a medical office building and ambulatory care complex and new facilities for basic science and translational research. All clinical services provided at the Texas Medical Center location of Baylor St. Luke’s will relocate to the new campus.
At the groundbreaking, Baylor St. Luke’s officials announced that Tellepsen/Hunt will serve as the construction manager firm for the construction of Tower 2. Tellepsen/Hunt was also responsible for the construction of CHI St. Luke’s Health-Springwoods Village Hospital. Tellepsen/Hunt is a joint venture between Tellepsen and Hunt Construction Group.
JE Dunn Construction will continue with the interior build-out for Tower 1 of the McNair Campus.
Completion of the Baylor St. Luke’s McNair Campus is expected in 2019.