Stamford Hospital: Inception to Completion!
Redniss & Mead is proud to have been involved in the new Stamford Hospital project since its inception over 10 years ago. “We are always proud when construction on one of our projects is completed…especially when it is something as important and as integral to a community as the new Stamford Hospital,” said R&M’s Vice President, Brian McMahon, P.E.. For the past five years, we have been working hand-in-hand with the facilities management team to develop the best land use solution for the 13-story, 650,000 -square foot project. Our planning, surveying and civil engineering teams all had significant roles in developing the plans which served as the basis for the construction of the hospital.
R&M’s involvement began in 2009 when our land use planners worked with the zoning board securing approval of zoning changes that enabled the hospital complex to be built. Soon after, our land surveyors got to work completing existing conditions surveys on 56 different adjoining properties. Leveraging our relationship with other stakeholders, we helped facilitate a property swap between Stamford Hospital and Charter Oak Communities to make two developments a reality. As part of the swap, Stamford Hospital gained a portion of the COC property for the hospital’s new campus expansion. Providing planning, civil engineering and land surveying services concurrently translated to fluency in applications for Master Plan changes, Zone changes, Text changes, Site Plan approvals, and the discontinuance and repositioning of City Streets.
Since 2012, R&M’s engineering project manager, Bret Holzwarth, P.E., has been working with the construction team to see our site designs for the property come to fruition. Construction logistics were critical to the design allowing the hospital to stay fully operational during the campus and facility improvements. The project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council under the LEED® rating system and is incorporating strategies from the Green Guide for Health Care.
Although the hospital opened its main building on Monday, September 26th, there are several future phases of site work pending or on the drawing table in order to realize the full vision for the campus making it a state-of-the-art facility that will serve Stamford throughout the 21st century.
For more information, check out the full Fairfield County Business Journal article here and the video below: