Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.) has completed the renovation and expansion of its Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla.

The $242 project comprised a 365,700-square-foot expansion and a renovation of 48,500 square feet of healthcare space that included adding new hospital beds and intensive care units (ICUs) and expanding the central energy plant.

A three-story vertical expansion added 216 patient rooms on top of an existing bed tower. The project also added a new three-story care tower with 52 ICU rooms, a 16-bay dialysis suite, and three new endoscopy and bronchoscopy procedure rooms.

To support the increased bed capacity, expansions and renovations were completed in the clinical laboratory spaces, pharmacy department, food services, public dining space, back-of-the-house services, and the central energy plant. A total of 43 phases were delivered as part of the overall project.

The project team included HKS Inc. (architect; Dallas), Skanska (construction; New York), and Gates Construction (construction manager; Bonita Springs, Fla.).