New VA Clinic in Kernersville, North Carolina Achieves Early Delivery

New VA Clinic in Kernersville, North Carolina Achieves Early Delivery

(KERNERSVILLE, NC) - The new Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center located in Kernersville, North Carolina achieved a milestone with successful completion and early delivery to the government weeks ahead of schedule. The 400,000 square foot state of the art facility makes it the largest outpatient facility leased by the VA to date. The project included construction of a medical out-patient facility, parking areas and associated site improvements. The new center is a certified LEED Gold healthcare facility.

Lendlease was responsible for the development, financing and construction of the $130 million design/build project. Perkins Eastman Architects provided architectural design services. Littlejohn provided civil engineering design, land surveying, landscape architecture, and traffic impact studies as part of the team.

The VA had a firm delivery date of January 3, 2016. The date was critical since the project involved combining two clinics into one new location and existing leases could not be extended. That the team delivered a few weeks ahead of schedule (December 10, 2015) is a testament to their collaborative efforts.

The design was sensitive to the need of veterans and their care givers. A wide range of specialty clinics including audiology, cardiology, dental, diagnostic, dialysis, ophthalmology, neurology, pulmonary, radiology, and women’s health were included. The use of the natural environment was incorporated into the design - such as a green roof and outdoor seating areas - as part of a strong commitment to the wellness, comfort, and ease of veterans and their families.

Littlejohn was pleased to be a part of the team on this exciting project. Our design services included preparation of a master plan, wetlands delineation, stormwater management including bioretention areas, offsite roadway improvements, and preparation of easement documents. Traffic Impact Analysis was also provided to assess the need for signalization and turn lanes.

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