University of Texas Medical Branch held a ground breaking ceremony for their newest expansion on February 26, 2013, at the Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center located at 2240 Gulf Freeway, in League City. The ceremony was hosted on-site with a short program followed by a reception with various area business leaders, City of League City officials and UTMB dignitaries.
According to the UTMB Press Release,”The clinical space project is valued at $82 million and is scheduled for completion in February 2015. The contractor is McCarthy Building Cos. The designer is HKS Inc. The central-plant facility is valued at $8 million and is scheduled for completion in August 2014. It will generate electricity, emergency power, and hot and chilled water. The contractor is Tellepsen Builders. The designer is AEI Affiliated Engineers Inc.”
“The Specialty Care Center's ambulatory surgery and complex diagnostic services will expand to provide 39 inpatient beds for up to 72-hour stays, 17 emergency/urgent care treatment rooms, four operating rooms, endoscopy rooms and 25,000 square feet of shell space for future development. In addition, the finished site will provide increased imaging capabilities including an X-ray fluoroscopy facility, ultrasound and CT unit.
The utilities project will build a 5,000 square-foot plant to provide added thermal utilities, normal and emergency electrical power, and redundancy for each system at Victory Lakes. The system will be capable of independently providing electricity, hot water and chilled water for up to 72 hours. The design will provide for three 400-ton chillers and 6 million BTU of hot water.
UTMB opened the Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, in 2010. It houses several clinics and currently covers 110,000 square feet. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the expansion at its meeting Nov. 14, 2012.”
By Pam Moore for Brockway Realty
Brockway Realty is a full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage based in League City, serving the League City, Clear Lake and Houston, Texas markets.