Construction is scheduled to begin in February on a $90 million building expansion project at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City.
This expansion allows UTMB Health the opportunity to provide more services and convenience to our patients in the rapidly growing Bay Area.
The expanded clinical space will house additional operating rooms, an emergency department, observation units, and support areas for procedures and surgeries requiring up to a 72-hour stay. The Specialty Care Center's ambulatory surgery and complex diagnostic services will expand to provide 39 inpatient beds, 17 emergency/urgent care treatment rooms, additional operating rooms, endoscopy rooms, and 25,000 square feet of shell space for future development. In addition, the finished site will provide increased imaging capabilities including an X-ray fluoroscopy facility, ultrasound, and CT unit.
The utilities project will build a 5,000 square-foot plant to provide added thermal utilities, normal and emergency electrical power, and redundancy for each system at Victory Lakes. The system will be capable of independently providing electricity, hot water and chilled water for up to 72 hours. The design will provide for three 400-ton chillers and 6 million BTU of hot water.
UTMB opened the Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, in 2010. It houses several clinics and currently covers 110,000 square feet.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion is expected to be held in late February.