Two significant projects are underway on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as work will soon be ramping up on a new UB Medical School. Construction has reached street level at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation’s Conventus at Main and High streets. On Michigan Avenue, earnest work on Roswell Park’s new Clinical Research Center has started.
Conventus offers more than 287,000 sq. ft. of clinical, office and retail space as well as two levels of below-grade parking. The six-story building will have 50,000 sq. ft. floor plates and contain connections to the new medical school and a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital to be constructed to the east.
Office space is leased to a variety of tenants, including Kaleida Health’s main entrance to its Ambulatory Surgery Center, as well as its pharmacy and blood draw center, UBMD Physicians Group, First Niagara Bank, and other businesses. One and a half floors remain available for lease. Completion is set for Spring 2015.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Clinical Sciences Center at Carlton and Michigan is a 142,000 sq. ft. facility to be used for patient care, research and survivor support services. Phase one of the $44 million project includes construction and build-out of the first five floors of the building and framing of an additional six floors to be shelled for future development.
The comprehensive cancer center broke ground on the building — its first new construction since 2007 and the first clinical expansion on its campus since 1998 — in April 2013.
The state-of-the-art Clinical Sciences Center, to be connected to the main Roswell Park hospital building and to the Institute’s Grace Cancer Drug Center, will house:
• A new Chemo-Infusion Center that accommodates twice as many patients as the cancer center’s current chemotherapy infusion space;
• An expanded Breast Center and Mammography Center with the capacity to conduct up to 10,000 additional screening mammograms annually; and
• The Patient Education/Survivorship Center, an added service for Roswell Park’s 31,000 patients and their families.
The project’s first phase will be completed in March 2016. When the second and final phase of construction is completed, the facility will provide office space for clinician-scientists working on clinical research studies.