UF Health North’s getting a second tower in Jacksonville, FL. The $210 million venture will measure six stories and offer 124 patient beds, per the Florida Times-Union. UF Health officials held the groundbreaking ceremony in April 2022, with completion slated for the second quarter of 2024.
The addition will include two floors dedicated to acute care and hospital services. Another two floors will host physical therapy services, and the rooftop will have a gym for those recovering from surgery. The ground floor serves as the lobby and main entrance.
As for the 124 patient beds, they will all come equipped with intensive care hardware. In total, the venture requires close to 225,000 square feet of new construction. Sources report that UF Health Jacksonville and Shands Teaching Hospital are the two owners.
Gresham Smith & Partners/Jacksonville is the architect, and GAI Consultants Inc. –– Jacksonville is the civil engineer. Batson-Cook Company and Danis Construction are the general contractors. Many (if not all) of these companies are based in Florida.
The expansion’s goal is to serve Northern Florida’s growing healthcare needs. It will reach completion nearly nine years after the opening of UF Health North’s first phase in 2015.
UF Health North’s second tower’s address will be 15225 Max Leggett Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida, 32218, in Duval County. The addition will be north of I-295 and east of I-95.