The expansion and renovation of the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla., will add three floors and comprise 216 patient rooms and 52 intensive care unit rooms. In total, the expansion will add 365,700-sf to the facility while 48,500 sf of existing space will be renovated.
Phase one of the $229 million project, which is being designed by HKS and built by Skanska USA, opened in August 2017 and included a 1,300-space parking garage.
The subsequent phases will include expansion of the emergency department, clinical laboratory, radiology department, dining services, and the central energy plant. Once completed, the Gulf Coast Medical Center’s bed capacity will increase from 356 to 624. The entire project is slated for completion in September 2021.