Henry Ford Health System has broken ground on a new cancer pavilion in Detroit, Michigan, which will serve as the new home for the Henry Ford Cancer Institute.
The new six-storey Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion has been designed by SmithGroupJJR and will cover an area of 187,000 sq ft. The building will facilitate ambulatory cancer treatment, precision medicine, clinical trials and research, along with enhanced support services for cancer patients.
The building will incorporate a brick, metal and limestone exterior, and six-stories of glass on the east and west sides to maximise natural light penetration.
The project will entail an investment of $155m, and will be managed by Turner Construction. The facility will be named after Brigitte, the deceased wife of Detroit businessman and philanthropist Mort Harris who donated $20m for the facility.
The project is anticipated to create around 300 construction jobs and over 70 permanent jobs.
Henry Ford Hospital president and CEO John Popovich Jr. said: “We’ve long envisioned creating a world-class cancer destination with a coordinated, unified environment and we’re so proud to make this vision a reality.
“This building is the first of many announcements for our campus expansion and we are excited to build on that momentum.”
The new facility is expected to open in early 2020.