Clayco Begins Work on New Central Campus Health Center - Clayco

Clayco Begins Work on New Central Campus Health Center

Clayco, in partnership with Project Manager CBRE, leads the design and construction of the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems’ newest addition

CHICAGO—Cook County and the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems have hired Clayco, Inc., as the developer and design/builder to program, design and construct the new 9-story, 282,000-square-foot Central Campus Health Center. 

Under the leadership of the Preckwinkle Administration, Clayco and CBRE have assembled a world-class team including Forum Studio, Executive Architect, Gensler, Design Architect, and Brook Architecture, Inc. as Office & Administration Design Architect.

The new facility is being built to replace the aging Fantus Clinic. The center will connect new and expanded ambulatory services to the adjacent John H. Stroger In-Patient Hospital at multiple levels to provide patient and staff access. Located three-miles west of Chicago’s Central Business District, the center will be built at the corner of Damen Avenue and Polk Street in the Stroger Campus inside the heart of the Illinois Medical District.

“Our mission of tearing down obstacles and our unique design/build delivery model is what separated us during the bid process,” said Bob Clark, Chairman and CEO, Clayco. “We look forward to working with everyone involved in this project to benefit all Cook County residents.” 

“Once complete, the center will provide state-of-the-art medical oncology, infusion, dental, general medicine, oral health, dermatology, ophthalmology and other specialty out-patient services”, said Bob Wislow, Chairman of CBRE. Other components of the project include five levels of administrative and professional office space, new emergency drive and access road realignments and the demolition of the outdated Fantus Clinic.

Additional members of the team include: Christner Inc. (Clinical Programmer), Walsh Consulting (Medical Equipment Planner), dbHMS (MEOR), Uzun & Case (SEOR), Terra Engineering (Civil Engineering), Site Design (Landscape Architecture), Ardmore Associates (QA/QC) and Trinal, Inc. (Diversity Consultants).

The project is targeting LEED Silver Certification and has an expected completion date of Fall of 2018.