One of the more anticipated projects in the central NJ area has come to
fruition with the ground breaking of the new, $411 million University
Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Hospital. This 160 acre health
care campus is now on its way to becoming one of the area’s premier
health care facilities. Careful planning was paid to incorporating evidence-based
design and best area practices to reduce stress, promote healing, and
improve the overall patient experience.
Vigilant consideration was given to the decision to start anew versus completing
renovations to their current facility in the downtown Princeton neighborhood.
The resulting new 636,000 sq foot, seven story facility will house an
emergency department, operating suites, and 237 single patient rooms.
The campus will also include a new medical office building, an education
center, an energy efficient cogeneration facility and a 32 acre public
park. Designed into the base building plan is future growth potential
for up to 500,000 sq foot of future expansion and integration of new technologies.
Binsky & Snyder’s scope of work for this project is the mechanical
plant infrastructure. The main supply of chilled water and steam is produced
in the on-site cogeneration facility then distributed through the 18”
chilled water mains and 10” high pressure steam mains through-out
the building. The steam is reduced down at various points in the building
to provide the necessary low pressure steam and hot water to equipment.
The building also requires a secondary chilled water system to feed select
equipment for a 24 hr operation.
Binsky & Snyder is pleased to be part of the construction team for
this award-winning new hospital.