Mayo Clinic in Florida building-out third floor at integrated oncology building at $12 million

The health care system intends to complete the Jacksonville project, to include proton beam and carbon ion therapy, in 2025.

The $233 million integrated oncology building at Mayo Clinic in Florida is anticipated to be completed in 2025.
The $233 million integrated oncology building at Mayo Clinic in Florida is anticipated to be completed in 2025.
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Mayo Clinic in Florida is continuing to build-out its $233 million integrated oncology building at its South Jacksonville campus.

The city issued a permit June 28 for The Robins & Morton Group of Orlando to build-out space on the third floor for particle beam therapy radiology at a project cost of $12 million. Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer.

Plans indicate from 23,000 to almost 37,000 square feet of space is involved.

The three-story, 255,061-square-foot building is under development at 14100 Mayo Blvd. on the Mayo campus at 4500 San Pablo Road S.

Site work began in August on the building that will include proton beam and carbon ion therapy.

The permit comes about a year after the city issued a permit in July 2023 for The Robins & Morton Group to put in the structural steel, foundation and shell for the integrated oncology building at a project cost of almost $74.3 million.

Completion is expected in the third quarter of 2025.

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.

In another permit, the city issued one May 16 for The Robins & Morton Group to renovate space in the building for a Southern Grounds & Co. coffee shop and cafe at a project cost of $580,628.

Plans for Southern Grounds & Co. inside the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville’s Integrated Oncology Building.

Southern Grounds will operate in 1,819 square feet of space on the ground floor of the building.

 The integrated oncology facility will include a two-gantry proton radiotherapy system.

The construction also will have space for education and staff and patient support areas.

Along with The Robins & Morton Group as the contractor and Prosser as the civil engineer, Perkins & Will of Atlanta is the architect. 

In June 2019, Mayo announced it would build a 140,000-square-foot project on the campus, but the size had 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.

Mayo said the project will be near the Mangurian Building, which houses hematology and oncology care, and the Oncology Infusion Center. 

A news release said keeping the services close together will best serve Mayo’s cancer patients and further integrate cancer care on the Florida campus. 

“This facility will give us the ability to offer our patients the full spectrum of cancer treatment options, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy (chimeric antigen receptor therapy T-cell therapy), surgery, proton beam therapy, gamma knife radiosurgery and traditional radiotherapy,” said Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in the 2019 announcement.

He said it 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 Clinic said it successfully introduced proton beam therapy at its campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2015 and in Phoenix in 2016. 



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