Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s New Parking Structure Unveiled

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has an ongoing expansion project that is apparently starting to get serious attention as one of the early phases of development was recently opened to the public. The Summit Campus’ new parking structure was opened recently and is a reminder of the [...]

The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has an ongoing expansion project that is apparently starting to get serious attention as one of the early phases of development was recently opened to the public. The Summit Campus’ new parking structure was opened recently and is a reminder of the $350 million expansion and seismic rebuild project that the health care facility is currently undergoing.

Construction of the Providence Parking Garage lasted for almost two years, according to company officials quoted by the San Francisco Business Times. The facility will offer seven levels of parking, six of which are above ground. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s brand new garage offers 397,800 square feet of space, most of which is divided between the 1,067 available parking spaces.

The building was designed by Watry Design Inc., an architecture firm that is also responsible for the new Entry Pavilion parking structure at the Community Hospital of the Monterrey Peninsula, four of Standford University’s parking facilities and a number of BART-related parking structures across the Bay Area. General contracting duties on the project were carried out by Overaa Construction.

The building is surrounded by trellis walls and vines, as well as planted areas, and entry is ensured via secured access. As previously stated, the Providence Parking Garage is just an early phase in the massive expansion project that is the Summit Campus. Alta Bates’ new Patient Care Pavilion will be a 238-bed medical structure, with an early 2014 deadline. The $300 million hospital’s exterior is almost ready, and Devenney Group Ltd.’s design for the building is already visible.

Photo courtesy of altabatessummit.org

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