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Construction of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital is complete!

Posted on 2014-06-23

Construction of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital is complete.  Originally opened in 1972, the facility ceased operation in 2007.  In 2009, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved the first of several projects designed to revitalize the campus and establish the hospital as a center of excellence for healthcare in Los Angeles County.  The hospital is expected to serve 1.2 million residents from all over South Los Angeles including Compton, Inglewood, Watts-Willowbrook and Lynwood. The hospital, which houses four operating rooms, 21 treatment bays and will include 131 patient beds, cost $285 million to build.  The facility will also create more than 5,000 jobs in the area with approximately 700 directly at the hospital. The hospital, which will be privately run, is scheduled to open to the public in early 2015.

tk1sc provided mechanical and plumbing engineering services for the renovation of the Inpatient Tower Hospital Support Building, Main Admitting Lobby as well as the new Ancillary Building.  The projects also included new Central Utility Plants including a 4800-ton chiller plant and 70,000MBH steam plant.

Design Architect: HMC Architects

Architect of Record:  RBB Architects, Inc.

General Contractor: Hensel Phelps

HVAC Subcontactor: Southland Industries

Plumbing Subcontractor: Pan Pacific Plumbing

MLK Front Entry