FORT HOOD (GlobeSt) – Ground has broken on the $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, which will replace the existing 45-year-old healthcare facility of the same name.
Construction on the 947,000-sf facility is slated to begin in April on the site of the old Fort Hood stadium. It will be nearly 60 percent larger than the current facility and will include a six-story hospital tower, three out-patient clinic buildings and three parking garages.
Balfour Beatty Construction and McCarthy Building Companies have partnered to build the facility with design assistance from HKS Architects and Wingler & Sharp.
The facility will be designed to meet USGBC LEED Gold certification requirements.
Currently, the hospital serves roughly 45,000 soldiers and nearly 125,000 family members and retirees within a 40-mile radius.
It is expected to be open by 2015.