Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to build new research facility in US

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is planning to build a $180m research facility on its Burnet campus in Ohio, US.

The new 15-storey clinical sciences building will be located along Sabin Way, adjacent to the existing research building Location S, which Cincinnati Children's Hospital opened in 2007.

The facility is set to add 425,000ft2 of space, which will bring the total research area to 1.4 million feet squared.

The new building will house laboratories, an outpatient clinic and imaging facility for clinical trials and research, office space for faculty and staff performing clinical research and supporting infrastructure.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital director of research foundation Arnold Strauss said: "The new clinical sciences building will create a physical link between the discoveries in our current research facility and their application to patient care in our clinical locations."

GBBN, GPR and HDR have been selected as architects for the project, while Messer Construction is the builder. Construction is scheduled to start in June this year with completion in the summer of 2015.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is planning to raise around $54m from private donations and plans to source the rest of the money through operating earnings, reserves and investment income.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital president and CEO Michael Fisher said: "This new space will enable us to attract and retain more of the world's top-notch researchers, innovators and clinicians who want to be at the leading edge of discovery."