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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Builders Deliver $20M Public Health Care Center

The design-build team of McCarthy and Taylor has finished construction of a $20 million public health center on the north end of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center campus in Los Angeles.

The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health replaces the existing South Health Center, originally built in the 1950s. The new center is the first project to kick off the community redevelopment plan in the Willowbrook area. 

The health center project included construction of a two-level, 31,000-square-foot medical office building and 76-car parking lot.

A lobby, pharmacy, laboratory and clinical nursing station are on the first floor. The second level includes space for nurses, public health investigators and administrative offices. The new facility will augment the services offered at the MLK Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center and the future MLK Hospital.

The new LEED-certified facility was funded with U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants through their Economic Development Initiative (EDI) and Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program.

Project consultants included KPFF for structural and civil engineering, GLUMAC for mechanical and electrical engineering and American Landscape as the landscape architect. 


Source:  CoStar News, Randyl Drummer


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