Mayo Clinic set to begin $130-million expansion in Jacksonville

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The Mayo Clinic has been granted a permit from the city of Jacksonville to build a $130.7 million expansion project on its health campus.

The project includes a five-story, 250,000-sq. ft. patient tower. Construction is being overseen by Orlando-based Robins & Morton Group and the estimated total cost is about $191 million.

The expansion will add three floors for patient care units, one as a “shelled” story for future expansion, and a floor for mechanical equipment.

It’s part of a broader $432 million project at the Jacksonville campus that includes improvements and an energy plant.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

“The expansion of our hospital will enable Mayo Clinic to offer outstanding, high-quality care to more patients with serious and complex illnesses,” said Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida. “Designed to maximize flexibility, the expansion will facilitate new care models, accelerate digital innovation, and enhance patient experience.”

A Community Health Collaborative opened in downtown Jacksonville earlier this year. The office aims to understand the healthcare needs of Mayo Clinic’s neighbors and share health education and biomedical research that supports their needs.

“Expanding Mayo Clinic’s footprint into downtown Jacksonville with a dedicated space for community engagement and Mayo Clinic research teams, allows us to fully explore innovative solutions that address the communities’ most pressing health issues,” Thielen said at the official opening. This is truly an exciting time for our teams, and we look forward to reaching more of our community.”

The site, in the Edward Ball Building near City Hall, is nearly 3,100 sq. ft. of office space and dedicated areas for community health education, clinical trial participation, outreach and more. Mayo Clinic will not provide medical care at this location.

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