The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has declared the granting of a contract to Englewood’s joint venture Kiewit-Turner to build a new VA Medical Center at Aurora, Colorado located Fitzsimons campus.
The contract valued around $22.5 million will provide latest medical care to veterans and it demonstrates the commitment of the department towards veterans. On completion, the new medical center will substitute the existing Denver Medical Center for Eastern Colorado Health Care System.
The new Fitzsimons campus medical center will have a total of 184 beds, which includes 30-beds for a community living center and another 30 beds for spinal cord disease/injury center. It will also have a central power plant, a research building and parking structures. The signed accord includes re-development of the previous UPI Office Building, which will be called as the Clinic Building South. The proposed 120,000 square foot facility will include accommodation for administrative offices and mental health services. The building will also locate an outpatient clinic managed by the Department of Defense for the United States Air Force.
The contract requires Kiewit-Turner to demolish the existing buildings at the site. The construction of the new medical center is anticipated to be finished in February 2014.