McCarthy was recently awarded the construction manager contract to build the $151 million Banner Estrella Tower #2 expansion and renovation located at 9201 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix.
The planned expansion includes a second patient tower adding 144 new patient beds with a below-grade lower level and six stories above grade totaling 297,000 square feet. Within the new patient tower, the lower level through fourth floor will be completely built out, and the 5th and 6th floor will be shelled for future build-out as a patient division allowing the entire facility to ultimately offer the community a total of more than 400 patient beds.
In addition, the project also includes the construction of two additional parking structures, accommodating approximately 800 spaces for visitor and staff use. Approximately 97,000 square feet of renovation is also planned within the existing facility following occupancy of the patient tower.
“We’ve worked with the McCarthy team on a recent expansion project at Banner Thunderbird in Glendale, so we’re confident in their ability to expand our facility while preserving the quality patient care that Banner is committed to providing,” said Mark Barkenbush, senior project executive for Banner Health Design & Construction. “McCarthy’s stealth approach to construction makes for a more comfortable environment for our patients and staff.”
Construction on the second tower is expected to begin this summer and complete in 2014 with the renovation work continuing into the summer of 2015 opening. SmithGroupJJR is serving as the project architect. Banner expects to add approximately 200 new jobs once the facility is opened.
“The Estrella campus is about to embark on a major expansion that will almost double the size,” said Dennis Tucker, executive vice president of McCarthy’s Southwest Division. “Our team’s goal is to maintain Banner Estrella’s culture and commitment to excellent patient care throughout the expansion.”
McCarthy has completed more than $400 million in Banner projects since 2005. Recent McCarthy-led Banner projects in Arizona include the Banner Thunderbird expansion in Glendale, Banner Ironwood Medical Center in San Tan Valley/Queen Creek and Banner Gateway in Gilbert.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been ranked among the premier healthcare builders by Modern Healthcare since the magazine began its annual ranking more than 30 years ago. In Arizona, the firm has completed healthcare facilities projects for the region’s most elite healthcare institutions. The McCarthy Southwest Division is based in Tempe, Ariz. McCarthy also has offices in Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; Dallas and Houston, Texas; St. Louis; Collinsville, Ill. and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. More information about the company is available at www.mccarthy.com.