VA Health Care Center
Construction on the new $100 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Butler County, PA., is now underway. The developer, Cambridge Healthcare Solutions PA LP, was awarded the contract at the end of December 2014 to design, build, and provide facility management for the VA Health Care Center. The estimated project duration is 31 months and is on track to be complete by July 2017.
The 20-year lease with Cambridge will allow the VA to stay flexible with its health care service. The VA will lease the center, paying an estimated $8.4 million per year to Cambridge, rather than build its own facility.
The 218,000-rentable-square-foot Health Care Center will be located on an approximately 46-acre site on North Duffy Road. The VA serves 19,000 veterans in four counties. The center will be a silver LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — two-story building. It will include primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, diagnostic, laboratory, pathology, radiology, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, physical rehabilitation and women’s health.
Mascaro Construction is the general contractor, and Stantec is the architect of record. Allegheny Mineral’s Slippery Rock, Harrisville, Princeton, Rose Point and Worthington plants provided over 30,000 tons of material for the project including 2A, #57, #3 and #1.