Clayco-Legacy Awarded BJC Healthcare, Progress West Healthcare Center New Building Projects
St. Louis (December 10, 2008)
Clayco Inc. and its joint-venture partner, Legacy Building Group, were recently awarded new project work for BJC HealthCare and member hospital Progress West HealthCare Center in O’Fallon, Mo. The team will construct a 40,000-square-foot data center for BJC that will be built to achieve LEED Gold certification with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and a 60,000-square-foot medical office building for Progress West that will achieve LEED Core and Shell certification.
“We look forward to working on another project with Legacy Building Group, which consistently produces the highest quality customer-oriented construction,” said Kirk Warden, Senior Vice President and Partner at Clayco. “Our team was selected because we have a successful track record working together and we offered an expertise in mission-critical data centers and collaborative management style.”
The Clayco/Legacy team aligns with BJC’s diversity initiatives by proposing to split the project management between companies for each of the projects. Clayco will oversee both projects and will manage data center construction, while Legacy will manage construction of the medical office building.
Another important advantage this team offers is Clayco’s commitment to sustainability, Warden adds. “Clayco has close to 50 projects registered or certified with the USGBC and over 75 staff with LEED accreditation,” he said. “As a company we understand and promote the benefits that sustainable designs and construction techniques have in today’s world and our goal is to incorporate that understanding into every building we build.” All of these assets will play an active role in the successful outcome of the project.
The $30 million project will include a significant investment for the BJC data center, which will encompass infrastructure equipment and a hardened energy center to support Tier III . N+1 data center requirements. The structural design will be critical and will be built to withstand F-3 tornado conditions.
Progress West agreed to provide three of its 48 acres for the data center and anticipates efficiency gains in the process.
The medical office building is part of a larger plan to bring more primary care and specialty physicians to the southern part of St. Charles County.
“The community has responded favorably to having easier access to physicians who are on our campus,” said John Antes president, Progress West HealthCare Center. “We currently have 20,000 square feet of office space leased to multiple specialty practices. Meeting physician and consumer demand for office space will help St. Charles County residents find the specialty health care services they need closer to home.”
Construction is expected to begin in February 2009 with an anticipated completion date of early 2010.
The Clayco-Legacy team joins St. Louis-based Arcturis, as the architect of record; Pittsburgh-based CJL Engineering, as the mechanical engineer of record; Bick Group, as the data center consultant; KJWW, as the structural engineer of record; and e2 Energy & Environmental Solutions Inc., as the sustainability consultant.
Clayco Inc. is a full-service real estate development, design and construction firm with annual revenues of over $750 million, specializing in “the art and science of building.” With offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit, Clayco provides design-build project delivery on a nationwide basis for the corporate, financial, industrial, institutional and residential markets.
Legacy Building Group, a general contractor that also provides design/build services, is a certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) company located in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.legacybg.com.
Progress West HealthCare Center, a member of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare, opened in February 2007 in O’Fallon, Mo., to serve the health care needs of the rapidly growing St. Charles County community. BJC is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services primarily to the greater St. Louis, mid-Missouri and southern Illinois. Visit www.progresswesthealthcare.org or www.bjc.org.