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Concourse Detours Nearly Complete – Oct. 8

Posted Monday, October 8, 2012

Most detours and wall partitions for concourse construction at John Sealy Hospital and nearby buildings will be in place by Nov. 1, the Building Operations and Facilities Department said. The changes will be in place through January. The concourse project involves renovating about 75,000 square feet of ground-floor area. Completion is scheduled next June.

Here is a summary of the changes, by building:

Clinical Sciences Building:

  • The west entrance has closed. The building’s elevators will be accessible from the upper floors, but not from the first-floor area near the closed west entrance.
  • Clinical Sciences elevators not serving the first-floor bed storage area will no longer travel to the first floor. They will continue to operate on the upper floors. They may be accessed on level 2 via the John W. McCullough Building elevators or the John Sealy Annex elevators.

John Sealy Annex:

  • The oxygen bottle storage area located outside on the loading dock of the John Sealy Annex (between Clinical Sciences and Research Building 6) will be relocated to the north loading dock of the John Sealy Annex North Addition.

John Sealy Hospital:

  • The eastern end of the “Main Street” corridor in John Sealy Hospital has closed.
  • The Main Street coffee shop is temporarily located in the nearby Café on the Court cafeteria.
  • The Main Street entrance to the gift shop also is closed. The gift shop will remain open, with access through the hospital lobby.
  • The hospital chapel has relocated to Room 1.136 in the John Sealy Annex (Old John Sealy Hospital). It is immediately north of the cafeteria and accessible by walking through the cafeteria to the Annex hallway.
  • The exterior doors exiting to the courtyard between John Sealy Hospital and Café on the Court are closed to pedestrian traffic due to construction on the building’s exterior in this area. The exits are designated for emergency use only.

McCullough Building:

  • Pedestrians on the first floor of the John W. McCullough Building will be unable to access the nearby UTMB Health Clinics, the Clinical Sciences Building or Research Building 6. Access will be available from McCullough’s upper floors.

Research Building 6:

  • The west entrance to Research Building 6, formerly Children’s Hospital, has reopened. The entrance closed several months ago while the building’s first floor underwent renovation and reconstruction.  The entrance will provide access to two building elevators and the new Student Testing Center, but it will not connect to John Sealy Hospital. Pedestrians will need to use the nearby temporary entrance to get inside John Sealy Hospital.


  • The south-facing 9th Street entrance to the UHC, or UTMB Health Clinics, building has been closed. Pedestrians from the south need to follow an alternate second-floor route to the UHC that begins at the entrance to John Sealy Hospital. UHC’s north entrance remains open.
  • Staff/freight elevators in the UHC building will no longer travel to the first floor. They will continue to operate on all upper floors. UHC public elevators are not affected. Deliveries to UHC may be made using the McCullough elevators or the John Sealy Annex elevators to access level 2 and then travel to the UHC staff/freight elevators.