Michigan Medicine will continue design and preconstruction planning for a potential new adult inpatient facility in Ann Arbor.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday authorized Michigan Medicine to hire HOK Group Inc. architects to continue the planning analysis for the potential facility. The planning consultation will cost an estimated $16 million.
Previously, the regents approved $18.4 million to complete the first stage of a comprehensive design assessment for this potential construction project. That assessment will be completed by January 2019, followed by the final stages of design planning.
If the project moves forward to construction, the preconstruction work would be included in the total project budget.
To address high demand for inpatient rooms and surgical suites, the plan would include the relocation of 110 beds from University Hospital plus 154 new beds for a total of 264. In addition, the plan calls for up to 23 procedural suites for surgical and interventional radiology.
If construction goes forward following completion of the study, this potential building would be constructed on the main medical campus, just west of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
Prior to beginning construction, Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of U-M, will present plans at a future Board of Regents meeting for project approval.