Construction reviews continue for the $233 million Mayo Clinic integrated oncology building at the health care system’s Jacksonville campus at 4500 San Pablo Road S.
Site work has begun and the city issued a construction permit Nov. 22 for the almost $76.3 million foundation and shell of the building on the Mayo Clinic in Florida campus.
The city now is reviewing a permit application for the almost $74.3 million construction and interior work of the building, shown as a three-story, 255,061-square-foot building.
The Mayo Clinic integrated oncology building will include proton beam and carbon ion therapy. Completion is expected in early 2025.
The Robins & Morton Group of Orlando is the contractor. Perkins & Will of Atlanta is the architect. Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer.
Mayo Communications Manager Kevin Punsky said previously that upon completion, the building will include two proton beam treatment rooms, one carbon ion treatment room, two linear accelerators, CT and MRI patient imaging, patient exam areas and treatment planning spaces for clinical staff.
The facility will include a two-gantry proton radiotherapy system.
The construction also will have space for education and staff and patient support areas.
In June 2019, Mayo announced it would build the 140,000-square-foot project on the campus. Punsky said the building size has grown substantially.
Mayo Clinic said it is investing $211 million for the integrated oncology facility support tower and advanced radiation equipment, including proton beam, and $22 million for parking and patient walkways.
Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, said in the 2019 announcement the project would give patients access to proton beam therapy clinical trials offered through Mayo’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Mayo Clinic said the proton beam therapy program uses pencil beam scanning to deliver precise radiotherapy with lower doses of radiation to healthy tissue, “subsequently reducing toxicity and negative side effects in patients.”
Mayo said the targeted therapy “is ideal for people with tumors close to, or in, vital organs.”
Mayo Clinic said it successfully introduced proton beam therapy at its campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2015 and in Phoenix in 2016.