Officials with Sentara Healthcare and the Sentara BelleHarbour campus in Suffolk, Va., broke ground on a second medical office building on Tuesday, May 2.

The 85,000-square-foot, $34 million building will feature an ambulatory surgery center with two operating rooms, an expanded emergency department, 14 observation beds for ED and surgery patients, new medical office space and a helipad. Completion is expected in early 2019.

The new four-story building will be positioned on what is now a surface parking lot in front of the current three-story building, which opened in 2008. The two buildings will be connected and replacement surface parking will be added.

A master plan for Sentara BelleHarbour includes long-term potential for up to four medical office buildings, an urgent care center and a parking deck, depending on population growth and demand for services in the area.