This project was the first part of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) expansion program to satellite facilities throughout the greater Phoenix Market. PCH’s vision of the expansion was to bring world-class pediatric care closer to patients and families. PCH initially contracted with Ensemble to find an appropriate location in the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix.
Ensemble was successful in finding a very attractive parcel of land on the corner of Higley and Southern in Mesa, Arizona. The land was subsequently purchased for the purpose of establishing a pediatric outpatient clinic and imaging center with potential future growth for other services by PCH.
This project was a build to suit project for PCH as a single tenant occupant. The project is a single-story, 31,000 SF building with a unique design particularly applicable to the use by children and their families.
One challenging aspect of the project was dealing with the relocation of the Roosevelt Water Conservation District irrigation canal, which was only 6 inches below the surface of the location where the main entrance to the facility was to be constructed. Another challenge was creating a facility that had the unique design identity required by Phoenix Children’s Hospital in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Construction commenced February 28, 2007 and Certificate of Occupancy was received on November 6, 2007. Construction was completed on time and within budget.