City approves permit for $4.6 million Mayo Clinic in Florida expansion

The medical center is building a three-floor extension at the emergency department entrance at the San Pablo Road campus.

A construction project rendering of the five floors to be added to the eight-story Mayo Clinic patient tower in Jacksonville.
A construction project rendering of the five floors to be added to the eight-story Mayo Clinic patient tower in Jacksonville.
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The city issued a permit Feb. 2 for Mayo Clinic in Florida to continue its expansion with a three-floor north addition to the patient tower and additional building modifications between the tower and the hospital.

The Robins & Morton Group of Orlando is the contractor for the $4.6 million three-floor shell addition and an expanded ground floor at the emergency department entrance on the north side of the tower and two floors on top of that.

The permit shows it is a 96,936-square-foot project at 4500 San Pablo Road S. campus.

“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 in a previous email.

The project is called Tower Expansion Phase 3B, comprising an addition and renovation.

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 for Phase 3A 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. It 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 campus that will include the additional five floors, creating 121 new inpatient beds, including 56 in the ICU. 

“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 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 38 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.



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