Medical West Hospital breaks ground on new facility

Birmingham hospital is an affiliate of UAB Health System

A rendering of the new Medical West Hospital in Birmingham.

Medical West Hospital Authority, an affiliate of UAB Health System, broke ground Wednesday on a new 412,000-square-foot building.

Scheduled to open in 2024, the 9-story hospital will have 200 beds and a 5-story medical office building.

In 2017, Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate of Birmingham was engaged for site selection for the 46-acre development site off of I-459 in McCalla. Total investment in the project is $400 million. Assisting in the financial efforts is Concourse, Raymond James, Thornton Farish, PNC Bank, GNC and Maynard, Cooper & Gale.

Leading the project for the Medical West replacement facility will be CBRE as the project manager. The design and build team includes Brasfield & Gorrie as the general contractor, HKS and KPS as the architects of the development and CCI, Bhate Geosciences and Building & Earth as the site engineers.

Medical West has been planning the replacement facility for several years.

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“Our current facility was built in 1964 and although multiple renovations have been made throughout the years, we knew that a new facility would have to be part of our future growth plans,” said Medical West CEO Keith Pennington. “We could not be more excited to work with this exceptional team of firms that will help us welcome this new state-of-the-art hospital to the residents of West Jefferson County.”

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