Newborn Intensive Care Unit Expansion and Renovation2023-08-09T08:41:28-04:00

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion and Renovation project for Brigham and Women’s Hospital included a phased 34,600-gross-square-foot expansion and renovation of the existing sixth floor of the Connors Center for Women’s Health (CWN) Building, a 12-story structural-steel-and-concrete high-rise building constructed in 1992. 

“It was a pleasure to work with Walsh Brothers throughout this complex project. Walsh was consistently high performing from the initial interview during the CM RFP process, to the countless months of construction logistics planning and coordination, to the implementation of the project with highly complex adjacencies, to the final certificate of occupancy. From the start, they dug into the details, consistently solved complex construction problems and exceeded my expectations.”

Project Executive, Real Estate, Facilities Planning, and Construction
Brigham and Women's Hospital

The expansion was a single-story vertical addition to the side of the sixth floor of the CWN Building. The new space was constructed directly above a fully functioning labor, delivery, and recovery unit, separated only by the existing roof deck, and adjacent to a fully functioning and operational NICU on the sixth floor.

Once the addition was complete, Phase 2 included the renovation of the existing NICU space. A new air-handling unit, exterior facade, and an extensive green roof system were also included. The NICU helped Brigham and Women’s Hospital in its mission to enhance neonatal care with the implementation of the single-family room-care model by expanding the footprint of the available patient-dedicated space to allow for 50 private and semiprivate patient rooms.

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Boston, MA


TRO Jung
Brannen, Inc.


Leggat McCall Properties


2019 JLT Build America Award
2019 Construction Management Association of America - Building Renovation Project of the Year Award