Forrester Begins $12 Million Construction of First Freestanding Cancer Center in Montgomery Co. | Business
Completion is scheduled for summer 2013
Forrester Construction Company, a Rockville-based commercial construction company, has begun the construction of the $12 million Aquilino Cancer Center on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital campus, located at 9905 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, with completion slated for summer 2013. This community-based, freestanding comprehensive cancer center is the first of its kind in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Individuals affected by cancer will have access to the highest quality, personalized cancer care in a unique, academic-caliber environment. Services range from diagnostics to radiation and chemotherapy, as well as pain and symptom management, multidisciplinary clinics with a comprehensive care team, and clinical trials. The new 51,000-square-foot building will include two linear accelerator vaults for radiation equipment.
“Forrester is excited to be involved in this cutting-edge, community-based cancer center,” says Stephen Houff, Forrester’s Group Vice President, Healthcare and Science & Technology. “We’re proud to be building a center that caters to the needs of cancer patients in such a personalized way, especially one that is the first of its kind in Montgomery County.”
Awarded by the joint venture of the RMJ Development Group and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital along with the Walker Group and AtSite, the Aquilino Cancer Center is among the growing number of healthcare projects led by Forrester Construction Company, strengthening the firm’s foothold in the healthcare and science and technology commercial construction industries. The architect of the project is AECOM Architects.
Established in 1988, Forrester Construction Company is an award-winning Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 150 Contractor and Top 50 Green Contractor, offering clients preconstruction, general contracting, construction management and design-build services. As one of the top five locally-owned general contractors in Metro DC, Forrester has a proven track record of client satisfaction, construction excellence and efficient project delivery. Specialized in the commercial, public sector, healthcare, science and technology, education and cultural markets, Forrester has worked on such landmark projects as the Supreme Court, the Washington Convention Center and the National Institutes of Health. Forrester has been recognized with more than 120 construction industry awards in its 25 years in business, a milestone it will be celebrating in 2013.
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