Costa Mesa-based Clark Construction and Newport Beach-based McCarthy Building Cos. broke ground last week on the new $394 million naval hospital at Camp Pendleton Marine base, located in North San Diego County.
The new facility will offer inpatient medical services with 54 rooms and up to 60 beds, ancillary departments, primary and emergency care, specialty clinics and support areas and facilities for overnight patients. It’s expected to receive LEED gold certification when complete.
McCarthy and Clark were awarded the design-build contract for the Naval Hospital Replacement Project by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in early September. The two contractors also are working with architecture firms HKS Architects Inc. of Los Angeles and San Diego-based HDR Inc. The project includes plans for a 500,000-square-foot multilevel hospital located on a 70-acre site at the base and is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Between 700 and 1,000 construction workers will have a hand in the project, and Clark and McCarthy are anticipating more than 65 percent small business participation.
“We are honored to be designing and constructing a hospital that will play such a critical role for members of the military and their families,” said Clark Construction Vice President Carlos Gonzalez. “In addition to delivering a state-of-the-art medical facility, Clark and McCarthy are committed to providing construction jobs to the local community, with a focus on enhancing opportunities for small and veteran-owned businesses.”
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