Roper St. Francis Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.) plans to relocate its Roper Hospital from its original site on the Charleston peninsula,  where it’s been located since 1856, to a former city hall building in North Charleston, according to the website

The nonprofit organization recently purchased the building for $9.2 million.

The new hospital will be designed with resilient design features to withstand flooding, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

E4H Environments for Health Architecture (Charlotte, N.C.) and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York) will provide master planning, architecture, and design services for the project.