February, 2015

Walsh Brothers to Expand and Renovate World-Renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital

After having provided full preconstruction services over the last year, Walsh Brothers is excited to announce that construction has begun on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion and Renovation project for Partners HealthCare at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Constructed in collaboration with Leggat McCall Properties, LLC, as owner's representative, TRO Jung|Brannen, Inc., the designer, and Weidlinger Associates, Inc., the structural engineer, the project consists of a phased 34,600 gross square-foot expansion and renovation of the existing 6th floor of the Connors Center for Women's Health Building (CWN).

The proposed expansion is a single-story vertical addition to the side of the 6th floor of the CWN building. The new space is being constructed directly above a fully-functioning labor, delivery, and recovery unit located on the 5th floor, separated only by the existing roof deck, and adjacent to a fully functioning and operational NICU on the 6th floor of the CWN building. After the new NICU expansion is complete, a portion of the existing NICU program will occupy the new space and a phased renovation of the existing NICU space on the 6th floor of CWN will commence. A new air handling unit, exterior facade, and an extensive green roof system will also be provided

The project will achieve the single family room care model with the combination of 50 private and semi-private patient rooms. This project will significantly expand the footprint of available patient-dedicated space in the NICU. Walsh Brothers is proud to be involved in such an important project in assisting Brigham and Women's Hospital in their mission to enhance neonatal care with the implementation of the single-family room care model.