The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has kicked off construction on a $47.5 million expansion and renovation project at its Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, Mich.

The first phase of the project will expand the radiation area and add procedure rooms and an interventional radiology suite. The second phase of the project, expected to begin in April 2019, will renovate the infusion, laboratory and pharmacy areas, clinic care space and areas where support services and survivorship programming are held.

The renovation and expansion will nearly quadruple the space, increasing its existing footprint from 17,700 to 69,100 square feet and supporting the organization’s transition into a full-service, outpatient oncology center by 2021.

Karmanos’ Farmington Hills location will continue seeing patients during renovations.

Ghafari Associates will provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services and the construction firm is Roncelli Inc.