Project Renewal
Join Our List
Find out more
Promenade Reopens to Foot Traffic After Being Closed for Several Years

The promenade linking Stanford Hospital to other medical campus buildings is now open.

The promenade between the new Stanford Hospital and the existing Hospital is reopened to the public and links to the Cancer Center, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Blake Wilbur and Packard Children's Hospital. The promenade is surrounded by shrubs and trees and includes benches for seating. A dog park containing a sun shade shelter, ground cover, mulch, trees, a seating area and a fire hydrant prop will also soon be available for pet owners and their dogs along the northwest side of the promenade.  
New Stanford Hospital Opening Events

Registration is now open! Join us for a special Community Open House on September 14 and 15 celebrating the new Stanford Hospital, opening this fall. Register at:

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 fall of 2019.

This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (9/7 - 9/8) 

On 9/8, there will be a stop of all construction activities in the building for opening events.

Weekday Work (9/9  - 9/13)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm for regular construction.  

From 9/8 - 9/15, there will be a stop of all construction activities in the building, and opening events will be ongoing.

What to expect next weekend (9/14 - 9/15) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm

Construction activities are stopped due to opening events.

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 (9/7 - 9/8) 

The site is open on Saturday and closed on Sunday. 

Weekday Work (9/9 - 9/13)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 5 pm for regular construction

Interior work progresses including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, doors, painting, flooring, carpeting, ceiling, sprinklers and elevator start-up. Installation of the glass entry continues. Security, audio visual and data cabling continue. Fire alarm start-up is in progress.

On the exterior, terra cotta, metal panels and wood ceilings progress. Concrete work, light pole fittings, site handrails and the Jordan Way improvements are ongoing. Landscaping continues. 

Work along South Pasteur continues, including opening the sidewalk in preparation for the new Stanford Hospital opening. 

What to expect next weekend (9/14 - 9/15) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am to 5 pm for regular construction

The site is open on Saturday and closed on Sunday. 

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!



You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at


You can also sign up for  project email notices  on the website. For additional information regarding site work, email the Renewal Project at or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).