Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel plans to start construction this year on a $78 million expansion project.
The project is designed to nearly double the size of patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency rooms, according to a statement.
The expansion involves 111,993 sq. ft. of new construction and 10,834 sq. ft. of renovation. This will add three additional floors to the hospitals center wing and add an additional three-story wing that will connect the south and center wings.
The expansion allows the hospital to add additional emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, surgical suites and related surgical services, heart catheterization lab, and recovery/observation rooms as well as shelled space for future growth.
Robins & Morton, a privately-held construction and engineering company,is responsible for the expansion. The company build built Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel from the ground up.
Construction is expected to begin this summer with the expansion opening at the end of 2016. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Aug. 5.
The 200,000 sq. ft. hospital opened October 1, 2012 with 83 inpatient rooms, 18 emergency rooms, a catheterization lab and five operating rooms. The cost of the land and construction of the hospital and adjacent medical office building was $161 million.