Quincy Medical Group’s (QMG) state-of-the art Cancer Institute and Surgery Center transformed a two-story department store at Quincy Town Center, preserving existing elements such as escalators and an open, multi-level structure into the design.
Significant structural challenges were overcome that included: floor level tolerances, structural reinforcement and vibration control; façade and vestibule alterations; enhanced fire ratings; and site coordination for noise and dust control affecting adjacent tenants and patients.
Working with the client and an open book cost reporting system, Cullinan also assisted QMG with obtaining their CON (Certificate of Need required by State of IL Health Facilities Board for surgery center) and completed construction throughout the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with completion in January of 2021.
This successful adaptive reuse project not only helped the client realize cost savings over new construction, but their speed to market was also increased significantly, allowing them to open the first floor cancer center in only eight months. Quincy Medical Group’s transformation of the space has been praised in the community and provides a new anchor for the center and new amenities for their patients.