Construction is underway on the 10-story University of Arizona Biosciences Partnership Building on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus that will serve the next generation of health professionals.
The two-year construction on the $136 million, 245,000-square-foot building is expected to translate into nearly 500 jobs initially and an additional 360 permanent jobs at build-out. Funding for the building comes from bonds approved by the Legislature in 2008.
The research will focus on neurosciences, health care outcomes, cancer, and precision medicine. The building will sit just north of UA’s Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012.
Also on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, construction continues on the UA Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s. The cancer center, a 220,000-square-foot outpatient and research facility, is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
For more information:
“UA breaks ground on downtown Phoenix project,” UA News, 10/16/14
“Groundbreaking set for $136M Phoenix biosciences site,” Arizona Republic, 10/15/14