New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), located in Wilmington, N.C., unveiled its plans for an employee parking garage and skywalk.

The garage and skywalk are part of a plan that will shift employee parking off campus to allow for ample visitor parking and to prepare for upcoming construction of a new orthopedic hospital on the main campus, slated to begin in May.

The parking garage will hold 720 employee vehicles on five stories. The covered skywalk will be able to withstand hurricane-force winds and will be accessible only to NHRMC employees. Designs for the structure will coordinate with the hospital’s exterior and will include a “nautical feel.”

By late 2017, the new employee parking garage and skywalk will be complete. The completion date for the new orthopedic hospital is 2019.