The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center broke ground on its new UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, according to a press release.

The 410,000-square-foot facility will offer treatment for patients who need physical rehabilitation and those who have diseases of the eye or vision impairment. The tower is part of UPMC’s $2 billion investment in specialty care and it is expected to open in late 2022.

Once constructed, the tower will house nine stories of collaborative space for clinicians, researchers, educators and industry partners. Other areas include exam rooms, an optical shop, a pharmacy, therapy stations and a UPMC Centers for Rehab Services gym.

The project team includes HOK and Mascaro – Barton Malow.