Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Plans to Invest $162M in Two Liberty Township projects
- Sep 10, 2013
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announced last week it will soon start work on two major expansion projects at its Liberty Campus in Butler County. The total cost of the two projects is expected to be $162 million.
Before the end of the year, the hospital will start construction on a proton therapy facility to research and treat cancer. The estimated cost of the project is $118 million. The more than 80,000-square-foot facility will house two proton treatment rooms for clinical use, with the possibility of adding a third room in the future. Cincinnati Children’s, which will own the pediatric-focused facility, expects the project to be completed in three years. Only 11 such treatment centers are operational at this time in the United States, although the National Proton Therapy Association says there are at least 15 more in development.
According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, Messer Construction of Cincinnati will build the facility, together with the Linbeck Group of Houston. TK&A Architects of Cambridge, Mass., will be the project’s architect.
The hospital will also start work in the winter of 2014 on a $44 million expansion that will add a fourth floor to an existing structure at the Liberty Campus, accommodating 28 pediatric in-patient beds. Cincinnati Children’s officials said the expansion will help the hospital better serve the area’s growing population.
While Messer Construction will also build the addition, GBBN Architects of Cincinnati will design it. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
The Liberty Campus is located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Route 129. It opened in 2008 and will continue to serve patients during the construction of the two projects.
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