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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jan. 27, 202002:40 PM EST

Baptist Health applies for building permit to build Downtown Southbank critical care tower

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Total cost of the project is estimated at $187 million.
by: Katie Garwood Staff Writer

Baptist Health applied for a building permit to construct the seven-story Wolfson Children’s Hospital Critical Care Tower at its Downtown campus on the Southbank.

The permit lists a job cost of $10 million. Construction and build-out permits for the project will be issued in phases.

The city issued a permit in September for a $60,000 site-work project and a permit in July for the $3 million foundation.

Baptist announced in February it would build the tower. The $187 million, 220,000-square-foot building will become the front entrance to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Completion is expected in 2021.

The Downtown campus is at 800 Prudential Drive.

The tower will add 92 neonatal intensive care unit beds and 35 pediatric intensive care unit beds. The tower will bring Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s total to 298 beds.

It will link to the hospital’s parking garage on Palm Avenue with an elevated walkway.

Freeman White is the architect on the project. DPR Construction and Perry-McCall Construction are the contractors. 

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