The facility provides state-of-the-art space for researchers to discover new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent complex childhood diseases coupled with onsite amenities that foster flexibility, collaboration and development. The facility amenities include a conference center, auditorium, discovery center, classrooms, expansive open collaboration space and work hubs, a café and business offices. The facility was also prepared for a future green roof and garden space to create a healthy environment for employees, patients and guests.
The tower is cast-in-place concrete placed atop an existing eight-story parking garage. Approximately half of the facility’s interior was built out with the remaining space completed as warm shell space for future build-out. The team also completed mechanical and electrical upgrades to the energy center to support the facility with emergency power capabilities and redundancies.
Constructed in the heart of a busy hospital campus in downtown Kansas City, the team focused on safety and communication, ensuring the project was completed safely while minimizing the effects on staff and patrons.
The expansion of the energy center (EC) included a new electrical substation to support the expansion, new boilers, chilled water, and new backup generators and uninterruptible power supply that serve the active hospital campus. The EC expansion was completed without a single interruption to the active hospital. The extensive planning with the trade partners, design team and hospital administration was crucial in this success.