Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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- LEED: Gold
- Construction Management and Real Estate Development
- Addition and Renovation
- 282,000 s.f.
- URS Corporation
- June, 2008
2008 Neighborhood Business Award for Best New Construction
2007 ABC West Michigan Construction Award (for the Michigan Street Tunnel)
The Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion at Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus is located at the corner of Coit and Michigan within the Michigan Street Development, a major collaborative venture in downtown Grand Rapids designated to become one of the cornerstones of Michigan’s flourishing life science corridor. The seven-story facility will consolidate Spectrum Health’s outpatient cancer services and staff.
Radiation treatment, medical oncology, chemotherapy, research, cancer multispecialty clinics, a genetic evaluation clinic, research labs, physician offices, a consumer library, and administrative offices are among the services that will be located in the Cancer Pavilion. The building will also house a multi-floor life healing garden, a Betty Ford Clinic and five linear accelerator vaults.
Another feature of the project involves construction of a 20 ft.-diameter, 102 ft.-long pedestrian tunnel 45 ft. beneath Michigan Street to connect the Cancer Pavilion to the other buildings in Spectrum’s Butterworth Campus. The skilled geological crew literally broke new ground by use of the “New Austrian Tunnel Method” (NATM), a form of sequential excavation and support designed to maximize ground strength and minimize load impact while protecting surface structures from the impacts of boring. The Michigan Street Tunnel represents the first time that the NATM system has been used on a project of this scale. The method was implemented as the most feasible way to make the least construction impact on the busy I-96 corridor and the critical services located along it.