Brasfield & Gorrie Celebrates Construction Milestone with WakeMed Health & Hospitals

May 8, 2014

WakeMed North

Structural construction complete on WakeMed North Hospital expansion project

Raleigh, N.C. (May 8, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie recently celebrated a construction milestone at WakeMed North Healthplex in Raleigh, N.C., where the general contractor is completing a $66.3 million expansion project. WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, is transforming the existing Healthplex into Wake County’s fifth full-service hospital, WakeMed North Hospital.

WakeMed NorthA topping out ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of structural construction on the expansion, which will create a five-story, 131,000-square-foot, 61-bed acute care hospital focusing on inpatient women’s specialty services. The hospital will offer a full range of obstetric and gynecological services, including comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care. In addition, WakeMed North Hospital will continue to serve men and children through the facility’s existing emergency department and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation, imaging, lab and physician services.

The expansion project also includes a one-story, 8,550-square-foot central energy plant and an expanded parking area.

Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie is teaming with architects ColeJenest & Stone, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, BBH Design and Dewberry on this project for WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Construction on the expansion project began in September 2013. WakeMed North Hospital is scheduled to open for patient care on Mother’s Day 2015.

The project is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification.


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 31st among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 884-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency and trauma, physical rehab and specialization in orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. Locally based and community owned, WakeMed exists for the health of the community and is committed to a variety of health and wellness improvement programs. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,300 employees, 1,500 volunteers, more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, and 255 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit