Construction firm Robins & Morton recently completed the new Taneja Center for Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa.
The six-story, 300,000-square-foot addition represents the largest surgical expansion in the Tampa Bay area, with 18 operating rooms and nearly 100 dedicated surgical care beds, as well as shell space for future expansion.
“This is more than a new building at AdventHealth Tampa, the Taneja Center for Surgery is a beacon of medical innovation that brings the best doctors and technology together in one place to provide reimagined care for our community,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO at AdventHealth Tampa. “We’re not just expanding our footprint in Tampa Bay’s Uptown District; we’re expanding the opportunities for life changing medically complex care for everyone right here at home.”
The tower features operating rooms designed to accommodate advanced surgical robotics, spacious private patient rooms, an expansive family waiting room and a light-filled lobby. The expansion also creates a new two-story atrium main entrance for the hospital. It adds to the existing one million square feet on the hospital’s campus.
Robins & Morton also completed a two-story, 20,000-square foot central energy plant to serve the expansion and support future growth. The central energy plant was preceded by a six-level parking garage.
“It is gratifying to know this building will help AdventHealth Tampa provide even more innovative surgical care,” said Robins & Morton Operations Manager Todd Watson. “As part of the Tampa community, we were honored that AdventHealth Tampa entrusted us with their vision for the Taneja Center for Surgery.”
HuntonBrady served as the project’s architect, TLC Engineering Solutions served as the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineer and Jacobs Program Management served as the hospital’s owner’s representative. Work on the project began in fall 2019 and involved more than 350 craft professionals at the peak of construction.