Mercy Health Taps Local Contractors for $71M Bond Hill Headquarters
- Nov 18, 2014
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Mercy Health has tapped two local companies for the construction of its headquarters campus in Bond Hill, the healthcare network announced on Nov. 13. Messer Construction Co. will serve as construction manager and general contractor. Jostin Construction will be Messer’s construction management partner and will also handle concrete flatwork on the project.
Located at 1701 Showcase Drive, Mercy Health’s new headquarters will provide about 365,000 square feet of office space in two buildings linked by a central common area. Upon completion, scheduled for the second quarter of 2016, the facility will be home to more than 1,000 Mercy Health employees currently working in Blue Ash, Springdale and Cincinnati.
In a statement, Mercy Health said the facility will feature an open-concept workspace, which will encourage collaboration and interaction, provide access to natural light and enable flexibility as department needs change over time.
“Our new facility is an outward sign of Mercy Health’s evolution to one unified team, working together to improve the health of the communities we serve,” Calvin T. Wright, chief resource officer of Mercy Health, said in a statement. “With multiple teams joining together in one facility, it’s important that the design and construction centers (on) achieving operational efficiencies through a deep understanding of how the space will be used.”
“Our approach takes into account Mercy Health’s vision for a collaborative and interactive work environment, which is why we’ll be using Lean project delivery principles, and in particular, the Last Planner System, as part of our construction management plan,” explained Steve Eder, vice president and Cincinnati region leader for Messer Construction.
According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, Mercy Health will invest $71 million to build its new headquarters. Z-shaped in plan, the facility will have an exterior designed by Cincinnati-based KZF Design and Solomon Cordwell Buenz of Chicago.Its interior was designed by Champlin Architecture of Cincinnati. Groundbreaking was scheduled for Nov. 18.