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Entrance at Clinical Sciences Building Closes – Oct. 1

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012

One building entrance has closed and another has reopened as part of the ongoing renovation of 75,000 square feet of concourse space on the Galveston campus. In addition, the eastern "Main Street" corridor at John Sealy Hospital has been closed.

These entrances are affected:

  • Clinical Sciences Building: The west entrance has been closed. The building’s elevators will be accessible from the upper floors, but not from the first-floor area near the closed west entrance.
  • Research Building 6, formerly Children’s Hospital: The west entrance 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, which is scheduled to open in January. It will not connect to John Sealy Hospital.

Concourse work expanded Sept. 17 to include parts of the Old John Sealy Hospital and John Sealy Annex-North.  The project began in August at John Sealy Hospital and the UTMB Health Clinics (UHC) building. The concourse will connect seven clinical buildings when it is completed in June 2013.

Here are planned changes to accommodate construction:

  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Access to elevators in the John W. McCullough Building will be closed on the first floor. These elevators can be accessed from elevator banks on the second floor or above.
  • The oxygen bottle storage area located outside on the loading dock of the John Sealy Annex (between Clinical Sciences and Old Children’s) will be relocated to the north loading dock of the John Sealy Annex-North.

Pedestrians will need to follow marked detours set up in August around two other construction areas:

  • 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 hospital chapel has relocated to Room 1.136 in the John Sealy Annex. It is immediately north of the cafeteria and accessible by walking through the cafeteria to the Annex hallway. The Main Street entrance to the gift shop also is closed. The gift shop will remain open, with access through the hospital lobby. The corridor is expected to reopen in February 2013.
  • The south-facing 9th Street entrance to the UHC 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.