Construction of new Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre begins, Los Angeles

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A new clinic building is under construction by Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre. This is a part of the hospital campus’s first phase of a $1.7 billion renovation.

The new structure will be six floors tall and have a floor area of roughly 370,000 square feet. It will be situated next to the hospital’s current facility on Vermont Avenue. Outpatient clinics and related services will be housed on the lowest three floors of the building. Conference and learning areas will be located on the fourth floor. Furthermore, offices for medical professionals and support personnel will be located on the top floors.

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To help patients with mobility issues, the design of the building’s outpatient services will place an orthopaedic clinic and rehabilitation services on the first floor. Services for patients visiting laboratories, picking up prescriptions, or receiving an x-ray are among the other ground-floor functions. Further, the second floor will include specialty clinics including oncology and surgical oncology. The third floor will provide care for patients from prenatal through childhood and maturity.

The design-build team behind the new Harbor-UCLA medical centre clinic

The design-build team for the about 370,000 square foot structure as well as the complete renovation of the hospital site is made up of Hensel Phelps, HMC Architects, and CO Architects. The clinic building should be finished in the autumn of 2026.

As part of the overall project, a 346-bed inpatient tower with almost 550,000 square feet of space will also be built. Additionally, a helicopter landing pad, a new parking structure, a warehouse, labs, and numerous auxiliary buildings. SB 1953, a state law requiring California hospitals to renovate or rebuild deteriorating structures for earthquake safety by 2030, is the driving force behind the new construction. Similar renovations have recently been carried out at a number of other medical facilities in Los Angeles County. This includes Cedars-Sinai and Kaiser Permanente.

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