Suffolk Construction, a Boston-based construction firm, announced Tuesday it will manage the construction of a $34.5 million cancer center for Lawrence & Memorial Hospital at 475 Boston Post Road.
“It is an exciting project and it's moving forward and we are trying to be good stewards of the environment,” L&M spokesman Michael O’Farrell said. O'Farrell did not want to comment further, saying everything was not yet official.
Suffolk also announced the 47,000-square-foot cancer center will have “a sustainable design strategy to achieve LEED Silver certification,” and the facility will “include extensive radiation and medical oncology programs, along with state-of-the-art treatment technologies.”
In the company release, Suffolk said the architect for the project is TRO Jung|Brannen, another Boston-based company. The release said the cancer center would be one of the first healthcare construction projects in the country to use the Integrated Project Delievery (IPD) method. The IPD method, which Suffolk created, will consist of a contractual agreement among L&M, TRO and Suffolk that will “require that all risk and reward on the project be shared with all project stakeholders.”
In the release, Suffolk said construction would start on the project in the spring of 2012 with grand opening scheduled for the September of 2013.
In February of 2011, The 100-acre property has frontage on Parkway South, and L&M said it will likely use that as the main entrance.
In September, for the 47,000 square foot, two-story cancer center. The construction would take up roughly six of the 100 acres, Town Planner Mark Wujtewicz said.
The plans do not propose any overnight rooms for patients, Wujtewicz said.