Owner: Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Size: 180,000 sq ft
Completion Date: December 2009
Architect: TRO Jung Brannen
Description: In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, the new Shelby Baptist Medical Center South Tower opened in December, 2009. The four-story, 167,712 square-foot addition houses 101 private and spacious patient rooms. The intensive care unit is twice the size of the previous unit and houses a new, 16-bed medical intensive care unit in the addition. The expansion also features a new patient drop-off and pick-up area.
The South Tower connects to a 370-vehicle parking garage, which Robins & Morton completed in the fall of 2007 just before construction of the tower began. A $15 million central energy plant also was built to support the expansion.
This project won an Alabama ABC Excellence in Construction, Award of Merit.