Monday, October 7, 2019

Children's Hospital Construction Activity This Week


Children's Hospital has begun construction activity in preparation for the new Building Care, Forest B, Phase 2 of the expansion, planned to open in Spring of 2022.

The 310,000 square-foot addition will add an eight-story building and will includes diagnostic and treatment facilities, primarily out-patient cancer and others) labs, new state-of-the-art operating rooms, 20 inpatient beds, and a lobby. There will be two floors of underground parking and sterile processing. This will bring SCH bed total to 409, up from 200 before its expansion 2012 plan.

The helicopter landing pad has already moved temporarily to the roof of Forest A (176’), now known as Friends of Costco Building, Phase 1 of the expansion. The landing pad will be active for the next four years, until Building Care is completed Noise is expected to be louder than the former ground-based helipad. When Forest B is complete, the helistop will moves to its permanent location on top of the Friends of Costco Building (same height).

The Hospital posted this information on their Construction Blog about specific construction activity this week: 
    •  Beginning Wednesday, crews will begin work to widen the existing fire lane on Seattle Children’s property from NE 45th Street (the fire lane roughly aligns with 42nd Avenue NE). 
    • Other fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: install site fence; cut and cap existing electrical and irrigation lines; remove existing landscaping. This work is expected to last through late November. 
    • The sidewalk on the north side of NE 45th Street will be closed between 8-4:30 p.m. during construction. 
    • The vehicular travel lanes within NE 45th Street will be shifted, but 2  lanes of travel will be maintained. 
    • Neighbors south of NE 45th Street will experience some noise and moderate vibrations during construction. 
    • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and 40th Avenue NE): demolish old electrical equipment; install striping and curbs; restore landscaping
    • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, columns, and slabs
    • Install metal panels on exterior mock-up
    • Strip concrete
    • Set stairs in underground area
    • Excavation and backfill
    • Install underground conduits
    • Set Seattle City Light transformer vaults (Oct. 12)
    • Activities on River level 7: frame and install walls and doors at skybridge connection point
    • Internal activities: reconfigure existing fire equipment on Forest A level 1
Call 206-987-8000 or email with questions.

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