Harrison Selects Balfour Beatty for Hospital Expansion

BREMERTON, Wash. — Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton named Balfour Beatty Construction, based in London, to provide preconstruction and construction services for an expansion to its acute-care hospital in Silverdale, Wash. Harrison made the announcement on March 25. Last fall, Harrison announced NBBJ of Seattle as the project’s architect.

Harrison Medical Center’s Silverdale hospital, which opened in 2000, provides a number of services, including women’s services, pediatrics, outpatient surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care. About 2,100 babies are born there annually, and the hospital serves more than 77,500 patients per year.

“Our goal with this expansion is to provide convenient access to exceptional health care that will meet the needs of patients and their families, as well as our doctors and clinical staff, today and well into the future,” said David Schultz, president of Harrison Medical Center, in a statement. “Balfour Beatty Construction has a stellar reputation for not only constructing world-class facilities, but also for innovation, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to make a positive difference in the communities they serve.”

Balfour Beatty Construction has a long history of health care projects — more than 70 years. The company’s portfolio spans more than 500 projects for multiple health care systems.

Groundbreaking for the new Silverdale facility is expected to begin later this year, which marks the first phase of Harrison Medical Center’s Vision 2020 expansion project. Vision 2020 aims to provide affordable, high-quality health care on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Additional phases of the project will include the construction of a new ambulatory services facility in Bremerton and a new medical office building in Silverdale.

Balfour Beatty Construction will serve as the primary contractor for the new hospital and plans to hire local subcontractors and tradespeople on the project wherever possible. The facility planning team is in the process of setting forth opportunities and establishing project goals.

“We are proud to be working in partnership with Harrison Medical Center to bring exceptional patient care facilities to the Silverdale community,” said Chris Martindale, health care lead for Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington Division, in a statement. “Both our senior project manager and superintendent are residents of the Kitsap peninsula, and we are dedicated to leveraging our local and national expertise to successfully deliver the acute care hospital expansion in Silverdale.”

The new hospital in Silverdale is targeted to open in 2018.