Banner Health has awarded a contract to WSP + ccrd, part of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s U.S. buildings group, for the design of building systems for a new 13-story addition to its Banner Health Medical Center in Phoenix.


The 400,000-square-foot tower addition will be erected on top of a three-story, 300,000-square-foot emergency department building that is currently under construction and was designed with the assistance of WSP + ccrd. The patient tower will include four ICU floors, seven medical-surgical floors, and two shell floors. The project also involves a new chiller building, new supply chain building, new medium-voltage power plant, new main campus entry/lobby and large renovations to the existing hospital. The combined total of the emergency department and tower project accounts for 1,150,000 square feet of new and heavily renovated space.

Building systems for the hospital will include a new 12.47kV normal distribution system, a new 10MW 4.16kV emergency power plant, new heating hot water system, and a 1,045-ton chiller and cooling tower expansion. 

“This emergency department and patient tower expansion will provide a new face, capacity, and capabilities to the flagship Banner Health facility,” said Jared Mason, a senior associate with WSP + ccrd and the firm’s project manager for the facility.

Construction on the $314 million project is scheduled for completion in early 2020.  

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.