The US$52 million expansion and renovation project of the Saint Luke’s East Ambulatory Surgery Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri has broken ground. McCarthy Building Companies is in charge of the project.
The project involves a 113,913-square-foot expansion and refurbishment of the two-story, 52,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center and clinical space. It also includes the construction of a brand-new, 62,000-square-foot third-floor space.
According to the announcement, the project will add space to the building, which was first completed in 2006. This is so as to allow off-site medical services to return to the main East campus. The ambulatory surgery center and clinical space are housed in a separate structure. They are connected to the three-storey hospital.
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Development of the Saint Luke’s East Surgery Center expansion project
Seth Kelso, the market leader for McCarthy in Kansas City, said, “The surgery center and clinical space had been designed to accommodate a vertical expansion. However, it is always difficult to build above an existing structure. This is especially true when that expansion is built above a surgery center that continues to operate without disrupting patient care.
Construction Manager At Risk delivery will be employed for the project. This is how owners secure firm pricing and project budget and scope alignment. In order to reduce ongoing supply chain and price inflation threats, it also aids in expediting bid packages for procurement.
The launch of the Saint Luke’s East Surgery Center expansion project follows a $535 million grant for the construction of a solar farm that will help power Chicago. The two victories come after McCarthy was forced to postpone the $550 million Las Vegas Dream Resort. McCarthy recently put in a notice of lien, saying that roughly $40.2 million for completed work was still owed.