Brasfield & Gorrie Begins Construction of Wekiva Springs Addition

August 21, 2014

UHS Wekiva Springs

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of expansion at Universal Health Services, Inc.’s (UHS) Jacksonville health facility

Jacksonville, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company marked the start of construction on a $9.8 million addition at Wekiva Springs Center during a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 19, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.

The 20,000 sq ft expansion will add 60 patient beds to the behavioral health facility and also includes a new 5,000 sq ft outpatient facility, dining renovation and site upgrades.

The project team will utilize integrated project delivery, a collaborative delivery method designed to improve construction efficiency, risk management and predictability of cost and schedule.

“This project will enhance the center’s ability to meet the needs of patients in Jacksonville, and we look forward to bringing these enhanced services to the community through a collaborative, team-based approach,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Erik Sharpe.

Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie is teaming with UHS of Delaware and Harvard Jolly Architecture on this project, which will be completed in early 2015.

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About Brasfield & Gorrie

Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.

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