Christiana Care Health System achieved a major construction milestone with the topping out of its new 400,000 square-foot Center for Women and Children’s Health building in Newark, Del.

The eight-story, 388,000-square-foot expansion will include a replacement neonatal intensive care unit featuring private rooms with sleep-in space for families; new and expanded labor and delivery suites, including a new labor lounge; private rooms for families after delivery; an expanded triage area; separate admitting and discharge areas, and a continuing care nursery for babies born with special healthcare needs.

The design also includes a family rooftop garden.

Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the new complex will also feature clinical and logistical support services such as lab, pharmacy, and dietary. In addition, there will be a four-level parking garage for patients and visitors near the hospital’s main entrance.

The facility is slated for completion in January 2020.

The project team includes Skanska USA and HKS Architects.