The $242-million renovation and expansion of Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida is complete. The main portion of the project consisted of a three-floor vertical expansion that added 216 patient rooms on top of an existing bed tower. The project also resulted in a new three-story tower with 52 intensive care unit rooms, a 16-bay dialysis suite, and three new endoscopy and bronchoscopy procedure rooms to better serve the growing population in Southwest Florida.
Skanska completed the project in a joint venture with Gates Construction, and the design was led by architecture firm HKS, Inc.
As part of the first phase, a 1,300-space parking garage was built to accommodate the hospital’s growth and provide additional parking for the medical staff, patients and visitors.