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Orange (But Not For Long) Structure Will House Elevator

You may be scratching your head at the unusual orange structure rising from the Building Hope construction site. The structure will house a new site elevator. The elevator will transport people between Building Hope’s inpatient parking area and the existing Giraffe entrance – the front door to the entire hospital. We expect to finish work by the end of October – including covering the current orange exterior with the same zinc panels used on the Building Hope exterior.

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Introducing PICU East

 

As we complete the skybridge connecting our Building Hope expansion to rest of the hospital, certain spaces in the existing building must temporarily close as the skybridge is punched through on five levels. That includes part of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) containing seven beds. The problem is we can’t take so many beds out of service – not even temporarily – because the entire region depends on the PICU to care for kids who are fighting for their lives. The solution: move six beds into a new area dubbed PICU East. Read full post »


Entry To Hartmann Parking Lot Switches

Starting Monday, Sept. 10, at 8:30 a.m., vehicles will enter the Hartmann Building parking lot through the northeast driveway, which had been closed. The southwest driveway will then close and re-open on Monday, Sept. 17. We needed to temporarily close each of the two driveways to complete paving work as we improve the Hartmann Building’s frontage along Sand Point Way with a new sidewalk, retaining wall and landscaping.

Flaggers will continue to assist drivers and keep the area safe for patients, visitors and staff during construction. In addition, the contractor has created a route to accommodate pharmacy customers using the drive-up window. We appreciate your patience during this project.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

 

 


Sidewalk Closure Near Shuttle Loading Zone at Main Campus

Due to the Building Hope construction on the west side of Helen Lane, the sidewalk is closed from the shuttle loading zone to Penny Drive. Pedestrians should use the new east sidewalk to enter or leave Giraffe Circle by walking in front of the short-term/accessible parking stalls. To avoid confusion and for your safety, please stay on the new sidewalk and do not walk in the street on Helen Lane. To ease congestion, the Giraffe Circle should be limited to shuttles and patient families only. All others should use the Airplane or Whale entrances at all times. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 21.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Construction Fence Coming Down

We’re beginning to remove Building Hope’s plywood construction fence and replace it with chain link fencing. The new fencing will sit closer to the sidewalk so grading and landscaping can begin. We’re storing the panels from the old fence for future projects. With the plywood panels gone, the construction site is more visible – and more of a distraction. Please be careful when walking and driving around the site.

 

 

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Hartmann Makeover Makes Progress

Extreme Makeover: Hartmann Building Frontage Edition is rolling. The hardscape portion of the project – a new sidewalk, curbs, gutters, drive aprons and rock wall – should be complete by the second week of September.

Look for landscaping work to start the first week of September. This includes prepping the soil, installing sprinklers and planting – or in many cases replanting –  trees, shrubs and other vegetation.  Some of the plants were salvaged from the Hartmann frontage before the makeover began. Others were salvaged from the Laurelon Terrace site or propagated elsewhere on our campus.  Read full post »


Building Hope Includes Taming Traffic

Our Inside the Walls of Building Hope series wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our Livable Streets initiative. Besides improving traffic flow around the hospital, the initiative will make the neighborhood more walkable and bikeable, providing healthy alternatives to driving that will help people stay active and reduce pollution. Read full post »


Gas Work at Main Campus Entrance

On Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 crews from Puget Sound Energy will continue installing a new gas line along Sand Point Way. Part of this work involves a new line up Penny Drive to serve Children’s. This week, they will bring the gas line farther up Penny Drive. Traffic will not be blocked, but drivers should be very careful on this busy driveway.

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey Project Superintendent

206.971.3316


Street Improvement Work

Sellen crews have relocated the site fencing at the corner of 40th Ave. NE and 45th St. to begin work on the southwest entrance to the Building Hope loading dock.  This work will progress up 40th Ave. NE to Sand Point Way NE and will involve heavy equipment to remove sections of sidewalk and concrete trucks to place the new driveway concrete.

Following the work along 40th Ave. NE the same type of work will move across Sand Point Way NE to the Hartmann frontage, and then eventually back to the hospital side of Sand Point Way NE along that street from 40th Ave. NE to Penny Drive.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Work Begins Soon on Hartmann Frontage

Work will begin in late July to improve the frontage of the Hartmann Building along Sand Point Way NE. The month-long project includes building a new sidewalk, curbs and gutters, replacing existing landscaping, and constructing a new retaining wall.  Flaggers will direct traffic when the work involves the Hartmann Building’s driveways.   Read full post »