SBEC completed the mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the new 56,000 GSF office/medical condominium facility, which houses multiple tenants and programs.
The master plan design of the facility includes the potential to add two wings to the building that could add approximately 68,300 additional gross square feet on the site for a total of approximately 125,000 GSF at a yet to be determined cost.
The design plan included clinical space, observation rooms, therapy rooms, research space, conference rooms, office space and common use facility support spaces. In addition, a part of the facility will be shelled out to allow for the addition of future related programmatic elements or the expansion of programs within the facility.
The project objectives consolidated and expanded UCCS’s mental health and wellness related programs including the CU Aging Center (CUAC), the Gerontology Center (GC) and wellness program in one location, and to potentially provide space for a medical branch campus, a primary care physician office and/or other medical/wellness programs with academic ties. In addition, the plan provided space for a community health organization, Peak Vista, which works closely with the UCCS Department of Psychology, the CU Aging Center and the Gerontology Center. The plan included common areas to be shared by the various entities providing access to waiting areas, meeting rooms, restrooms, vertical circulation, deliveries, break area, etc. By combining these entities there is an expected saving of space through shared facilities and a reduction of duplicative areas.
Peak Vista will purchase their portion of the building through a condominium purchase with UCCS owning the rest of the facility. In the case of university occupied space, university funds will be used to finish the space to suit the needs of the individual departments. Similarly Peak Vista will fund the tenant improvements (TI) for their space.
This will be the first building on the North Campus pod north of North Nevada Avenue.