DPR Construction begins work on renovation of Gloucester medical facility
Construction is underway on the expansion and renovation of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester.
DPR Construction (DPR), a national general contractor and construction manager, announced that the project should be complete by the third quarter of 2018.
“We are embarking on the largest renovation in the history of Walter Reed Hospital,” Dr. Richard Crowder, chairman of the Riverside Walter Reed Board of Directors, said in a statement. “Patients will be rewarded with a state-of-the-art facility with which we can better care for the citizens of the Middle Peninsula.”
The project includes a new two-story, 54,000-square-foot surgical center with four new operating rooms, two procedure rooms, a pharmacy, pre- and post-operative care, 36 new patient rooms and a new hospital entrance and lobby.
The existing emergency department will expand from 6,000 to 16,000 square feet, creating room for seven more beds, a new waiting and lobby area and relocation of existing departments, registration and administration suites.
The facility renovation was designed by CallisonRTKL and engineered by Leach Wallace Associates.