HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Arch-Con Corporation broke ground on a 38,400-square-foot expansion for Houston Physicians’ Hospital in the Clear Lake/Webster area of Southeast Houston.
“Houston Physicians’ Hospital is fortunate to serve a growing population and this expansion effort will meet the demand to better serve the region,” Heather Womack, CEO of Houston Physicians’ Hospital said.
The site is near the Gulf Freeway, NASA Road 1 and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which has regained momentum following the historic launch of NASA astronauts from American soil in a commercially built spacecraft by Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm.
“With all the enthusiasm surrounding the resumption of U.S. human space travel aboard U.S. made spacecraft and the promising outlook for increased space-related business activity, the NASA-area markets of southeast Harris County have gained a great deal of momentum,” Dan Seal, Executive Director – Economic Development of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership told Realty News Report recently. “We anticipate a strong 2021.”
Houston Physician’s Hospital has been forecasting increased patient volume in future years. The hospital provides healthcare to the communities of Clear Lake, Friendswood, Webster, League City, Galveston and more.
With growth coming, hospital leaders have been working on this three-story addition to the existing 49,000-square-foot hospital, which was designed by Heitkamp Swift Architects.
The first-floor expansion will include a kitchen, dining facility, private staff break area, sterile processing and staff meeting room. The second-floor buildout is an expansion of the Surgical Services Department adding 4 operating rooms. The third floor will be used for post-acute recovery and rehabilitation.
From a construction perspective, the exterior is a glass curtainwall system combined with a lightweight, precast concrete panel system. The front facade features cladding to resemble the quartz stone at the existing entry way. In addition to the expansion, Arch-Con will also be upgrading and renovating the existing hospital’s mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems.
“Throughout the bidding and preconstruction process, Arch-Con has been well-prepared discussing infection prevention standards, safety protocols, and brings vast experience in executing construction projects with minimal interruption to healthcare operations,” Womack said. “Their commitment to working as a team with our senior leadership and keeping our patients, doctors, and employees top-of-mind proves to be a good fit.”
The hospital expansion will generate approximately 30 additional full-time and part-time hospital staff and is expected to be complete September of 2021. The hospital is located at 333 North Texas Avenue in Webster, Texas.
Arch-Con Corporation is a general contractor with experts in office, industrial, retail, hospitality, corporate interiors, healthcare, multifamily and community commercial construction. Arch-Con has offices in Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles.
Oct. 1, 2020 Realty News Report Copyright 2020
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Caption: Rendering of expansion Houston Physicians’ Hospital. Heitkamp Swift Architects. Courtesy of Arch-Con Corp. contractor.
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