Medical City Dallas Debuts Expansion, Begins Another One

DALLAS — Medical City Dallas Hospital revealed major updates to its medical campus this year, with the completion of a vertical expansion project and renovations in May, followed by the groundbreaking of yet another vertical expansion project in fall 2016.

Serving as the general contractor, Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with architect Perkins+Will, with offices in Dallas, for both projects.

Brasfield & Gorrie has completed or is currently working on 24 projects at the Medical City Dallas Campus.

A master-planned vertical expansion added seven floors to Medical City Dallas Hospital and included extensive renovations to the existing hospital. Photo Credit: Les Tirmenstein, Tirmenstein Photography

The recently completed expansion in the hospital’s Building E tower included a seven-story, 206,400-square-foot addition as well as a 65,200-square-foot interior renovation, which were completed in just 27 months. The construction team used prefabricated patient room headwalls and a prefabricated exterior curtain wall system in the vertical addition, which helped save time on the schedule. The patient room headwalls were prefabricated on site, while the curtain wall system was created off site and delivered to the site for installation.

“Our team worked closely with Medical City Dallas to execute the master plan expansion and renovation without compromising their ability to serve the Dallas community,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Senior Project Manager Chris Wall in a statement. “We were able to implement measures, ranging from prefabrication to self-performance, to expedite the schedule, saving time and money and allowing Medical City the option to further enhance its facilities.”

The vertical expansion of Building E includes an additional 60 patient rooms and 32 intensive-care unit rooms above the hospital’s existing emergency department, in addition to shell space that can be used for future growth. Interior renovations included upgrading the existing surgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, stem cell research, emergency department and clinical decision unit spaces. It also included updating 13 operating rooms, which required phased scheduling so that at least four operating rooms were open at all times during construction.

Construction on the new five-story vertical expansion began this fall. It will transform the existing Tower D into a new Women’s Hospital and is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.