The Coney Island Hospital project scope includes a new 7-story addition and the renovation of the existing Ambulatory Care and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Connecting bridges link the addition to the existing building. The work increased efficiencies and improved the circulation for patients and staff. The hospital remained fully operational throughout the construction process.
The new 110,000-SF building features 212 private and semiprivate inpatient beds and a new ground floor 9,500-SF Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Treatment Center. The Treatment Center has 32 examination rooms with a nautically themed waiting area. The work includes the construction of a Medical/Surgical Unit, Critical Care Unit, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and a Labor and Delivery Post-Partum Recovery Suite.
Developing the project
To accommodate a tight schedule and unknown program requirements, Coney Island Hospital was built in three phases: core and shell; mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) infrastructure; interior fit-out. While design of the MEP infrastructure and interior fit-out was still in-progress, excavation, foundation and core and shell work was performed. The contracts for subcontractors was issued as a public bid with the lowest bid winning the work.
Constructing the project
The project site, located in the middle of a 16-acre campus where the hospital’s main thoroughfare for vehicular traffic runs and where the NYC Fire Department parks and dispatches their ambulances, required carful planning and coordination with hospital facilities personnel. Traffic was rerouted around the perimeter of the site.
Site utility upgrades, power house renovations, a new electrical service, as well as a new and replacement oxygen tank farm were required to support the addition all while the hospital stayed open.