Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Kate Harrington
Med School Hospital Hits Milestone
The Dell Seton Medical Center has hit a big milestone: on Nov. 12, the building officially “topped out” when the highest beam in the structure was put into place.
Seton showed the video below of the beam, with the signatures of Seton doctors, nurses, and employees on it, being put into place.
The Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas is the UT medical school’s new teaching hospital, one of several structures under construction in the medical school district. The new $295 million hospital broke ground 14 months ago, and is scheduled to be complete in 2017. It’s part of the first phase of construction in the med school district, along with a research building, academic building, medical office building, and a parking garage.
The medical school campus is being built in partnership between UT, Seton Healthcare Family, and Central Health.
— JE Dunn Construction (@JEDunn) November 13, 2015
Meanwhile, Central Health has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the University Medical Center Brackenridge, which will close once the new hospital is up and running.
In response to community input, Central Health has said the redevelopment will include a realignment of Red River Street to cut straight through campus, and an open-air, pedestrian market. The mixed-use site will also house office, residential, healthcare, and retail tenants.
Central Health’s board will have to vote on the master plan – which will likely happen in early 2016 – before plans can be finalized.