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From Vision to Reality - The New Stanford Hospital

In 2019, over a decade of planning, design, and construction will culminate in the opening of the new Stanford Hospital. The 824,000 square foot facility will harness the life-changing, interdisciplinary discoveries and breakthroughs made by Stanford Medicine physicians every day. 
10 Day Look Ahead: Renewal Project Construction Activities

The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which will expand Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, rebuild Stanford Hospital, modernize Hoover Pavilion, and replace School of Medicine laboratories, is underway. Below is a summary of the Renewal Project's anticipated construction activities, hours of activity, and any affected lane or road closures over the next 10 days. Please click here to subscribe to our 10 day look aheads, which will be emailed every Friday and archived on the Renewal Project website.

Please note that that the scope of work and dates of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

New Stanford Hospital Facility
December 2012 - 2019

Work is under way to construct the new Stanford Hospital facility in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity, and meet new seismic safety standards. The 824,000 square foot hospital includes 368 individual patient rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, new employee parking structure, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room. The new hospital is expected to open for patient care in 2019.

This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (7/21 - 7/22) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am to 3:30 pm

Interior finish construction is expected to continue this Saturday, including drywall work, framing, painting, testing and installing radiant panels, electrical activities, and ceiling tile installation.
Weekday Work (7/23 - 7/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 8 pm for regular construction.

This week, the inside of the hospital is making progress on  interior finishes such as drywall, framing, ceiling installation, tile flooring, painting, and lighting fixture installation. Terrazzo flooring is being installed in the atrium. Kitchen equipment and medical equipment are also being delivered and installed. Signage installation has begun on the patient rooms.
Outside the hospital, trenching and installing pipes for underground utilities at the Plaza continues. North Pasteur site improvement work continues with paving of North Pasteur Road. Building concrete curbs and gutters at the Kaplan Lawn is ongoing. The moat cover around the perimeter of the hospital progresses. Signage installation on the patient towers continues. Tree and soil deliveries for the 3rd Floor gardens will continue intermittently.

Access to the parking garage will move to the south entrance for the week of July 23.
What to expect next weekend (7/28 - 7/29) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am to 3:30 pm
Interior finish construction is expected to continue next weekend.

New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford 
August 2011 - 2017

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has created America's most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospital for babies, children and pregnant women. The new hospital, which opened in December 2017, added 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 patient beds. Six new surgical suites, a nuclear medicine department, three new imaging units, four diagnostic units including a cardiac "hybrid" angiography suite, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space were designed into the project. The Emerald garden and perimeter landscaping are still under construction and will open in 2018.

*General construction activity on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Expansion site is approved Monday-Friday 6 am to 8 pm. Click here to view construction activity permitted outside of normal construction hours.
This week's activities:
Weekday work (7/23 - 7/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am to 8 pm for regular construction
Outside the building, the exterior work in the Emerald garden and perimeter landscape continues with landscaping and paving. 
School of Medicine BioMedical Innovations Building
January 2017 - Late 2019

The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will be a state-of-the-art facility that fully supports the talent and vision of the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The new building will be approximately 215,500 square-feet with four above-grade floors of research labs and light-filled gathering places, and a lower basement level with reduced functional square footage for utility support. A connective tunnel to other nearby research facilities is part of the proposed design.

Current Activities:
What to expect this weekend (7/21- 7/22) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated this weekend.

Weekday Work (7/23 - 7/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

Structural steel erection continues. Rebar and mechanical, electrical & plumbing inserts continue on the elevated floors. Fire sprinkler installation is expected to begin.

Piping work continues along South Pasteur Drive at night.

Curb, sidewalk and ramp replacement will continue until August at the intersections of Quarry Road with Sweet Olive Way, Arboretum Road and Vineyard Lane.

What to expect next weekend (7/28 - 7/29
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated next weekend.

General Reminders

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. 


Consider alternatives to driving, including Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle, biking, carpooling, and transit. Try the do-it-yourself commute planning tool.


Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.


Pedestrians: must use the new designated crosswalks on Welch Road. Jaywalking is illegal and especially unsafe in active construction areas. Thank you!



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