Lowell, MA – Greene Construction has cut the ribbon on the new 12,000sf critical care unit addition and renovation at Lowell General Hospital. This project doubled the size of the existing ICU and added 11 new intensive care unit rooms, supportive clinical and reporting spaces, and expanded the central nurses station area. The ICU rooms had multiple specialties including bariatric, isolation, ADA, and other critical care disciplines.
To support this clinical space was an expansion of the existing floor plan that created a new exterior wall, racetrack style corridor, multiple family rest/meeting areas, and a shared lounge. This area was created by an addition of a stunning two-story glass exterior curtainwall that wraps around the new exterior of the building. This curtainwall was installed below an active ICU that was kept in full-time operation. A new 5,500sf healing garden was created in the adjacent outdoor space for patients, families, and staff to visit.
During the preconstruction phase, the G. Greene Team worked in collaboration with Lowell General Hospital, Levi + Wong Design Associates, and Shawn Carignan OPM to ensure the hospital’s project objectives were met while constructing in a highly sensitive, occupied critical care environment.
“This is a magnificent project and a much-needed addition to the greater Lowell community. This will almost eliminate the need for our population to leave Lowell and travel to Boston for this high level of clinical care…now offered at Lowell General Hospital” said Hospital President, Jody White.
Bob Greene, President of G. Greene construction added “the staff at Lowell General worked seamlessly with our people and the Levi + Wong team to save schedule and budget resources. It was a fantastic construction experience for everyone involved”.