Clark JV Kicks Off Construction of $394M Naval Hospital At Camp Pendleton

The project will occupy 70 acres and replace Camp Pendleton's outdated existing hospital. The building will feature inpatient facilities encompassing as many as 60 beds, emergency and primary care facilities, specialty care clinics, support facilities and space to accommodate non-ambulatory patients.

December 7, 2010
By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor

Taxpayers can see federal government stimulus dollars at work in Southern California where Clark Construction Group L.L.C. and McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on the new $394 million Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Located approximately 40 miles north of San Diego, Camp Pendleton will not waste an inch of the 500,000 square-foot medical facility, as the base is the U.S. military’s largest training facility on the West Coast.

The project will occupy 70 acres and replace Camp Pendleton’s outdated existing hospital. The building will feature inpatient facilities encompassing as many as 60 beds, emergency and primary care facilities, specialty care clinics, support facilities and space to accommodate non-ambulatory patients.

HKS Inc. is behind architectural design of the structure, which will meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s requirements for LEED Gold certification. The design-build contract, awarded to the joint venture partnership three months ago by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, also calls for the development of a 1,500-space parking structure, surface parking space and a central utilities plant. Clark and partners expect to wrap up construction of the hospital in 2014.

Camp Pendleton is just one of the many military bases that are benefiting from federal stimulus funds. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allotted $1.3 billion for the redevelopment and renovation of aging military hospitals and ambulatory care centers. Thus far, NAVFAC Southwest has doled out stimulus dollars for 107 projects valued at an aggregate $814 million.