CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR -
FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

May 11, 2012


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:    Construction Alert UPDATE JACOBS MEDICAL CENTER BED TOWER

Project Description/Location:

Construction of the Jacobs Medical Center Bed Tower began on January 3, 2012. The construction site is directly west of Thornton Hospital and east of the new Office Building. The Jacobs Medical Center Project is a 10-story above grade inpatient bed tower with two basement levels totaling approximately 509,000 square feet. This project is an expansion of the existing Thornton Hospital and will add 245 patient rooms to the facility. The new bed tower is comprised of three specialty hospitals; Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Hospital for Cancer Care and the Hospital for Women & Infants.

The Jacobs Medical Center Bed Tower project will begin substantially increasing the volume of construction vehicles circulating the campus during its soil export operations starting Monday May 14, 2012. The project site is located west of Thornton Hospital and will be accessed via the south side of the La Jolla campus on Medical Center Drive. This 509,500 square foot medical facility will provide three new specialty hospitals providing leading-edge research and technologies, experimental therapies, and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The 10-story building will take approximately 5 years to build and will experience heavy volumes of traffic throughout the duration of the construction until its anticipated completion in 2016.

Immediate Street Impacts:

In preparation for the increased traffic, Medical Center Drive south of the ECOB building will be closed to public traffic. Athena Circle will be heavily impacted by construction traffic with soil export, concrete and steel trucks. Traffic control has been implemented along Athena Circle and has reduced the speed limit on the east campus Health Sciences area to provide increased safety for all parties. All patients, visitors and staff should utilize Campus Point Drive as the main access point to the campus in lieu of Health Sciences Drive.

Please view the area map at:

http://www.fdc.ucsd.edu/alerts/files/BedTowerAlertUpdate051012.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact the project director Jim Cleaton (jcleaton@ucsd.edu) at 858-822-1863 or project specialist Mary Sue Miller at 858-534-0624 (msmiller@ucsd.edu). We greatly appreciate your patience during these construction activities.



M. Boone Hellmann, FAIA
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Architect
Facilities Design & Construction