Mayo Clinic in Florida submitted a permit application to continue its expansion with a potential three-floor north addition to the patient tower and additional building modifications between the tower and the hospital.
The city is reviewing the construction of a shell building addition of about 45,000 square feet, comprising a potential expanded ground floor at the emergency department entrance on the north side of the tower and two floors on top of that.
The campus is at 4500 San Pablo Road S.
The project cost is almost $4.6 million.
“This will include clinical support functions for various departments of the hospital. The design is still underway for the use of the space,” said Mayo Clinic Communications Manager Kevin Punsky.
The project is called Tower Expansion Phase 3B. The Robins & Morton Group of Orlando is the contractor. Perkins&Will of Atlanta is the architect. Prosser Inc. of Jacksonville is the civil engineer.
The city approved a permit Oct. 9 for Mayo Clinic to build-out a five-story, 250,000-square-foot patient tower addition at an estimated cost of $130.7 million. Including the shell construction costs, that project totals about $191 million.
That project will increase the main tower from eight floors to 13.
The project adds floors 9-13.
Mayo also will add new exterior surfacing on the main tower on the existing seventh and eighth floors and transition the surfacing to the upper floors.
When completed, the 1.4 million-square-foot hospital will have 419 patient beds.
Mayo said the maximum height can be 16 floors, indicating future additions.
Mayo announced Feb. 22, 2022, that it was starting a $432 million expansion at the San Pablo Road campus.
The expansion includes hospital support services and a central energy plant with completion planned 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 212 beds. In 2012, Mayo added two floors and 90 beds.
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.
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.