Kitchell tops out Banner outpatient cancer center

Construction of a new outpatient cancer center at the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus recently reached its topping out milestone, marking placement of the last steel beam on the project.

“It’s an honor to have a role in Banner Health’s continued growth and expansion in Arizona,” said Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth.

The three-story facility, located on the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus at 9th Street and McDowell Road, takes the place of two buildings that previously occupied the space. The project consolidates radiation oncology, medical/surgical oncology and infusion therapy on the first floor, with two additional levels to accommodate future growth.

The project designer is HKS Architects and is built by Kitchell.

To date, the project incorporates:

• 4,610 yards of concrete or 18,670,500 lbs.

• 229,333 feet of rebar end-to-end or 43.5 miles

• 924,000-pounds of structural steel

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital West Pavilion project wins kudos

ENR Southwest recognized the Phoenix Children’s Hospital West Pavilion project with an Award of Merit in its regional awards. Designed by Hobbs+Black Architects, the project more than doubled the size of the emergency department and trauma center, reduced time to transport patients from the helipad to a trauma room (from nearly five minutes to less than 90 seconds) and has the capacity to accommodate up to 100,000 patients a year.

Read more about the addition in this Arizona Republic article.

Read about the ENR Awards at this link.