DAI was selected to evaluate Huggins Hospital’s existing site. After exploring master plan options on-campus and off-campus, a replacement hospital of 101,000 square feet on the existing site made the most sense. Budgets for various options ranged between $35 and $62 million. The current site has a favorable history and excellent access. The option to build on the existing campus presented a challenge stemming from how to keep the existing acute care hospital in operation and accessible during construction as well as dealing with site issues from wetlands to access and parking.
Our team developed a master plan scheme to keep the existing facilities intact and fully operational during the building of a new two-story, acute care facility. The 17.9 acre site plan reduces road entrances, aligning them to community routes and simplified service access while incorporating 444 parking spaces. A heliport adjacent to the Ambulance Emergency Entrance enhances emergency service directly to the ED.