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 $750M in private, public, and philanthropic dollars.
Ellicott Streetscape Construction Continues
Phase II of the Ellicott Park Streetscape construction begins April 15th and continues through the end of the year. Immediate areas of impact include the temporary closing of North Oak Street. As construction progresses, we will provide updates on temporary sidewalk closures and street impact. Learn more here. Many thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our shared infrastructure and enhance the greenspace on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus for patients, visitors, employees and neighbors.
Ellicott Street Closure
Ellicott Street Closing Between High and Goodrich Streets
In preparation for the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, preliminary work will begin on a pedestrian service tunnel connecting the new hospital to Buffalo General Medical Center and a utility duct bank for electrical service beneath Ellicott Street.
As a safety precaution for all traffic and pedestrians, Ellicott Street between High and Goodrich Streets closed on March 8, 2013. It is expected to reopen August 1.
The entrance to Buffalo General Medical Center on the corner of High and Ellicott Streets will remain open. However, patients and family members needing handicap friendly access should use the valet entrance at either the Gates Vascular Institute or Buffalo General Medical Center. The parking ramp can be accessed from Main Street on Goodrich, North and Ellicott Streets.
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.
Current or Upcoming projects include:
- UB’s Educational Opportunity Center – currently under construction (opening 2013)
- Ellicott Park – Phase I completed Fall 2012, Phase II currently under contruction
- Conventus (medical office, research, and clinical care facility), including Kaleida’s Ambulatory Services/Care Center and UBMD – currently under construction
- Bike Storage Facility at Ellicott & Virginia – currently under construction (expected completion Spring 2013)
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Clinical Sciences Center – groundbreaking April 2013
- Kaleida Health’s Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo - the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital – expected groundbreaking 2013
- UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – expected groundbreaking 2013
- Bioswale along Goodell Street between No. Oak & Ellicott – completed April 2013
- The Jacobs Institute – opened in October 2012
- UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center – opened in September 2012
- Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute – opened in March 2012
- Multi-Modal Transportation Structure, the MiGo – opened in March 2012
- Kaleida Health’s HighPointe on Michigan – completed in December 2011
- Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center
- UB’s Downtown Gateway
- Buffalo Life Sciences Complex (completed in 2006)
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“.
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
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.