Kaiser Permanente Kicks Off $900M Hospital in Kearny Mesa

San Diego has a reputation of being a city that has a lot to owe to the bio-med industry, a sector that has seen impressive progress in the metro area of the city. Now a new health care giant is making waves with a large development project. Kaiser Permanente has broken ground on a hospital campus that it is developing in the growing submarket of Kearny Mesa. The Oakland-based, integrated managed care consortium is investing around $900 million into the high-end facility. The new development will further aid the growth of the Kearny Mesa submarket

Boosting San Diego’s cachet as a leader in medical care, Kaiser Permanente broke ground Feb. 14 on a $900 million medical center in Kearny Mesa.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital, the Oakland-based healthcare provider’s second in San Diego and its first new medical center in 40 years, will be located at 5201 Ruffin Road near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.

According to information on the website of Hensel Phelps, which is handling construction, the seven-story, 566,000-square-foot main hospital building will offer 321 beds.

Also part of the complex will be a 38,000 square-foot energy center, a three-story, 55,000 square-foot support building and a  parking structure with 1,479 spaces. Kaiser may eventually expand the hospital’s capacity to 450 beds.

Previously, the project’s 19-acre site served as the location for several San Diego County departments, including the Registrar of Voters. In December, the registrar’s office relocated to a the recently completed County Operations Center at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa.

CO Architects is designing the facility, which Kaiser intends to submit  for LEED Gold certification.

Rendering courtesy of coarchitects.com