Mayo Clinic in Florida can start construction on a five-story tower expansion at its 4500 San Pablo Road campus in Jacksonville.
The city issued a permit March 13 for The Robins & Morton Group of Orlando to build the shell construction at a cost of almost $60.3 million.
The project will add 250,000 square feet of tower space and increase the building from eight floors to 13.
When completed, the 13-floor, 1.4 million-square-foot hospital will have 428 patient beds.
Construction documents say the five levels will comprise three for patient care units, one “shelled” story for future build-out and a floor for mechanical equipment.
The permit is part of Mayo Clinic’s application for a permit to build the $106.6 million core and shell of the five-story patient tower expansion.
Perkins & Will of Atlanta is the architect. Prosser Inc. of Jacksonville is the civil engineer.
Work will be completed in phases.
Mayo announced Feb. 22, 2022, that it was starting a $432 million expansion at the San Pablo Road campus that will include the additional five floors, creating 121 new inpatient beds, including 56 in the ICU.
It said there will be three additional licensed patient beds available in existing space this year.
The expansion includes hospital support services and a central energy plant.
It said construction would begin this year for completion at the end of 2026.
“The expansion of our hospital will enable Mayo Clinic to offer outstanding, high-quality care to more patients with serious and complex illnesses,” said Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in the February 2022 news release.
Increasing patient demand for complex care is driving the expansion, Mayo said.
Mayo Clinic opened the hospital in April 2008 with six floors and 214 beds. In 2012, Mayo added two floors and 90 beds.
Mayo said the maximum height can be 17 floors, indicating future additions.
The release said that in recent years, Mayo Clinic in Florida “has experienced unprecedented growth.”
Mayo said that since 2016, it has invested more than $1 billion in major construction projects, more than doubling its space by 2026 with new facilities for patient care, biomedical research, education and technology.
It is adding land, too.
Mayo Clinic in Florida, which opened 37 years ago in South Jacksonville, is adding a 210-acre North Campus to its San Pablo Road property.
That expands its 392-acre medical center property to 602 acres.
The additional land is along W.M. Davis Parkway, northwest of the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Development of Regional Impact.
The Davis family, founders of the Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. supermarket chain, conveyed the acreage for the original campus, which Mayo opened in 1986.
Duval County property records show that an entity of the Davis family conveyed the additional 210 acres to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville on Oct. 25, 2022.