UCHEALTH LONGS PEAK HOSPITAL
The UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital is a new, 210,000 SF facility offering state-of-the-art medical treatment in Longmont, Colorado.
The 51 inpatient bed facility features a Level III trauma center and emergency department, ICU, operating rooms, birthing center, pharmacy, lab space, and other general services. An attached 12,000 SF utility plant supports hospital operations. The design encompasses UCHealth’s long-term vision of expansion and flexibility of facilities that is consistent with other UCHealth hospitals being built throughout Colorado.
As reported by UCHealth, in the first year of operation, Longs Peak had 13,700 visits to the emergency department, 2,450 patients admitted to the hospital, and 670 babies were born. There are over 480 employees at Longs Peak. The facility continues to make a tremendous impact on the community.
Rider Levett Bucknall had an extensive role through the design and construction of the project. UCHealth required RLB’s services including early project budgeting, cost planning, design milestone cost estimating, CM/GC GMP proposal reviews, CM/GC change order reviews, and monthly schedule analysis. The construction of the project was completed ahead of schedule in just 14 months.
The project received a Best Project Award in Health Care by ENR and continues to be a prime representation of innovation in healthcare facilities.