To satisfy the rising wants of the greater than 23,000 veterans residing within the Lakeland, Fla., space, the U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs is consolidating a number of native amenities into one expanded outpatient clinic. At 132,000 sq. toes—5 instances greater than the prevailing clinic areas collectively—the power can be higher suited to satisfy sufferers’ wants, now and into the long run.
The Veterans Affairs Group-Primarily based Outpatient Clinic can be centrally positioned throughout the Lakeland group and simply 4.5 miles from Lakeland Regional Medical Heart. Affected person parking on the entrance of the positioning, together with a lined drop-off space on the entrance of the constructing, will allow easy accessibility for guests, whereas devoted employees parking and entry on the rear of the constructing will improve efficiencies.
Outside seating areas will supply veterans and guests an area to benefit from the recent air and Florida sunshine. The positioning will embody an exterior canteen space and a therapeutic backyard, as properly. Employees can have entry to a separate, devoted out of doors house and a number of second-floor balconies for respite.
Inside, the supplies palette will replicate Florida’s pure habitat, utilizing cool earth tones, pure stone, and wooden parts all through to emphasise the realm’s pure magnificence. Moreover, floor-to-ceiling home windows in the principle foyer, mixed with giant home windows on all sides of the constructing, will flood the house with pure mild.
The clinic will home major care, audiology and speech pathology, bodily remedy, psychological well being, ophthalmology, and prosthetic and sensory assist providers. The clinic may even characteristic a lab and pharmacy in addition to CT, X-Ray, mammography, MRI, and ultrasound applied sciences. To extend operational efficiencies, affected person care areas can be organized round central employees work areas inside every clinic.
Facility identify: Veterans Affairs Group-Primarily based Outpatient Clinic
Location: Lakeland, Fla.
Anticipated completion date: mid 2023
Proprietor: The Molasky Group of Firms
Whole constructing space: 132,000 gross sq. ft.
Whole building price: TBD
Value/sq. ft.: TBD
Structure agency: Gresham Smith
Inside design: Gresham Smith
Basic contractor: The Korte Firm
Engineering: Newcomb & Boyd (MEP), Thornton Tomasetti (structural), Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (civil)
Builder: The Korte Firm