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Construction Updates

Nearly two million square feet of construction projects were recently completed across the Medical Campus, and 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 the number of employees working on the Medical Campus to nearly 17,000 by 2020. This is funded by an investment of nearly $750 million in private, public, and philanthropic dollars.

Latest News on BNMC Construction Projects:

Current Projects:

Ellicott Street is Complete

If you haven’t visited Ellicott Park on the Medical Campus recently, walk, bike or drive over today! This $6.5M streetscape project was recently  completed  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 re-imagined 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.

Here’s a look at past construction and what’s to come:

Past Construction from 2005-2013

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.