In August 2003, plans were made to move forward with the construction of the Kansas City Hospice House. Zimmer’s involvement began with site acquisition and evolved into providing design management, construction management, complex site work, project cash flow and cost control services.
Complex Site Work
Project Accounting & Cost Control
Budge & Schedule Management
Cost: $14 million
Kirk Sherman, LEED AP
Zimmer worked directly with the Board of Directors to choose the best site for the new, inpatient facility. In order to reach as many people as possible, the Kansas City Hospice House had to be centrally-located within the city. After much consideration and after all options had been weighed, the Board chose the site of an abandoned nursing home at 12000 Wornall Road. The purchase was completed in May of 2004 and ground was broken on April 7, 2005.
In April 2006, the building was finished on-time and within budget. The facility has 24 private rooms and eight “shelled” rooms for future expansion. Each eight-room section has its own staff station, outdoor area and family room. Other spaces include a library, family living room with full kitchen, spa, chapel, conference room and support offices. A palliative medicine clinic was also included.
The project team consisted of J.E. Dunn Construction providing construction services, Helix / Architecture + Design providing architectural services and Zimmer Real Estate Services providing project management services.
Depending upon the success of a potential rezoning effort, the Kansas City Hospice may develop their 25,000 square foot Corporate Office Facility.