Huntsville Hospital and construction firm Robins & Morton recently marked a highpoint for the cityscape of Huntsville — structural completion of a 150-foot-tall hospital expansion that covers an entire city block of downtown.
The expansion is the 375,000-square-foot Orthopedic & Spine Tower at the corner of downtown Huntsville’s Gallatin Street and St. Clair Avenue. Once it is complete next summer, the tower will be the largest project on the hospital’s campus in nearly four decades.
“The facility will lead healthcare in the rapidly growing North Alabama area into the future and improve the quality of life for everyone in the region,” said Mitch Coley, Huntsville division manager with Robins & Morton, a major builder whose portfolio includes one of the largest bundles of health care projects in the U.S. “The impact on the community where we live and work will be great, and we can’t think of a better way to give back than to be a part of this milestone project.”
The Orthopedic & Spine Tower will feature 24 operating rooms, 14 observation rooms, post-anesthesia care units, pre-operational spaces, 72 patient rooms, and shell space for future expansion. Additionally, it will house a kitchen, restaurant space and a physician’s parking garage.
Robins & Morton is serving as the construction manager and Chapman Sisson Architects designed the facility.