Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has moved a number of its offices to the new Corporate Center on Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa.
Located at 606 Kennedy Blvd., the hospital
renovated a two-story, 52,000-square-foot facility originally built in 1926, making enough space to relocate approximately 450 TGH employees on 5.6 acres of land just west of downtown Tampa
“Many TGH offices were moved to the new TGH Corporate Center so we could convert the spaces they previously occupied at the hospital into patient care,” says TGH Manager of Construction Services Kelly Glass. “The Kennedy Boulevard location was the right size for us and is in close proximity to the hospital.”
Designed to U.S. Green Building Council
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements, existing wood flooring, brick arches and several items for added energy efficiency were left in place from the original architecture of the Bryn-Alan Photography
laboratory and call center. According to Glass, the center expects to receive LEED Certification
upon completion of a more than 450-space parking lot; the lot is currently under construction.
“The building was designed to blend into the current, new architecture of the Kennedy Boulevard area,” Glass says. “We believe the addition of the Corporate Center is a positive influence in the redevelopment of the corridor.”
Approximately $9.7 million was spent on purchasing the land for the Corporate Center with an additional $5 million spent on renovations.
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Kelly Glass, TGH