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Construction Updates

Nearly two million square feet of construction projects are almost complete across the BNMC, with almost two million square feet more coming online in the next couple of years. Building this clinical, research and development space will create hundreds of new construction jobs and bring almost 5,000 more employees to the Medical Campus by 2017. This is funded by an investment of nearly $750 million in private, public, and philanthropic dollars.

Ellicott Street Nearing Completion

If you haven’t visited Ellicott Park on the Medical Campus recently, walk, bike or drive over today! This $6.5M streetscape project is nearly complete along Ellicott Street between Goodell to Best Streets, turning this major thoroughfare into a connective campus spine designed to encourage active living and collaboration among employees, patients, visitors, and neighbors. This reimagined street includes new sidewalks, LED lighting, planters, unique landscaping, benches, and bike racks to create an environment that is more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists.


Closure of Carlton Street Between Ellicott and North Oak Streets

Please be advised that from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, August 6, Carlton Street will be closed between Ellicott Street to North Oak Street – this includes the south sidewalk on that block. The north sidewalk will be open to foot traffic.  A crane will be set up in the road during this time to remove equipment from the Cancer Cell Center (CCC). As such, the CCC front entrance will be closed. Staff are asked to please enter through the front Medical Research Complex (MRC) entrance.  View the detour.


National Grid Traffic Detours

National Grid Infrastructure Upgrades Across BNMC

National Grid is currently installing underground electrical conduit throughout the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to support the many upcoming infrastructure projects, including the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, the UB Medical School, Roswell’s Clinical Sciences Center, and Conventus. National Grid crews are currently working on Ellicott Street just ahead of the Ellicott Streetscape project. Their work on the Medical Campus is expected to continue through November.

Effective Monday, June 24th, work will begin on Ellicott Street between Goodell and High Streets as National Grid moves on to the next project phase to expand electrical service on the Medical Campus. Construction will be on one block at a time and each block will take approximately one week to complete.

National Grid will work on weekends and evenings (6 p.m. – 6 a.m.) to minimize disruption.  During these hours, Ellicott Street will be closed at that block only.  Traffic will be detoured to Washington Street for a block, then back over to Ellicott Street.

During daytime hours, there will be one lane open on Ellicott Street.


Current or Completed projects include:

Learn more about some of these exciting projects!

Trico Complex Redevelopment Feasibility Study

Read about the feasibility study and plans for the remaining portion of the Trico building, 120,000 sq. ft. of which has already been renovated and is 100 percent occupied, from BNMC Chair of the Board, William L. Joyce, and the BNMC President & CEO, Matt Enstice in “Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Preserve More of Trico In Partnership with A Developer“.

Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical and Translational Research Center

This unique 10 story, $291M facility houses both the Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and the University at Buffalo’s (UB) Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)/Biosciences Incubator (BI). The Kaleida Health clinical component includes an updated emergency department for Buffalo General Medical Center, and state-of-the art medical, surgical, and interventional facilities to allow multidisciplinary teams of health care practitioners to collaborate to prevent and treat heart and vascular disease, the latter as it effects the entire body. In the upper five floors of the building, UB Academic Health Center investigators will conduct interdisciplinary clinical and translational research to better understand the underlying causes of human diseases in order to find better ways to prevent and treat them—the compelling “bench to the bedside” approach in which fundamental discoveries lead to new cures.

The grand opening took place in May 2012. The emergency department opened on November 11, 2011. On August 3, 2009, officials from Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Gates Vascular Institute/Center for Translational and Clinical Research on Ellicott and Goodrich Streets. The new facility will bring together Kaleida Health physicians and UB researchers in a collaborative effort to deliver state-of-the-art patient care supported by new treatments and technologies. The Kaleida Health-UB partnership will play a major role in the effort to transform Western New York into a world-class health care destination and expand UB’s presence in downtown Buffalo.

Long-Term Care Facility – HighPointe on Michigan

The new 300 bed long-term care facility is operated by Kaleida Health. It provides long-term patients with a residential setting that supports a modern level of care. The four-story design of the new facility includes resident neighborhood clusters, semi-private rooms with wall dividers, decentralized dining, courtyard access, and use of natural light to enhance the residents’ living experience. Learn more.

HighPointe on Michigan featured on Aging is for Everyone, WKBW

Jacobs Institute

The Jacobs Institute was formed by a $10M gift from UB Council Chairman and Delaware North CEO Jeremy Jacobs and his family and is located in the GVI/CTRC. Its mission is to catalyze medical collaboration and innovation by creating partnerships between the University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, community physicians, and industry to ensure that the new Gates Vascular Institute is a world-class health destination for the treatment of neurological disease.

Buffalo Life Sciences Complex

In 2005 and 2006, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus partners opened the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex, thanks to the support of our state and federal delegation, in particular Senator Schumer and former Senator Clinton, and private funding. The Complex consists of 400,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art research facilities in three interconnected buildings. Included in this complex are the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute, a structural biology research center totaling 80,000 sq. ft., a $24M project; UB’s NYS Center of Excellence in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, 140,000 sq. ft. and $52M; and Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology, 170,000 sq. ft. and $74M.