Construction set to begin on Camas-area Vancouver Clinic

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A rendering shows the future Vancouver Clinic, a two-story, 26,400-square-foot medical office building being constructed in the Columbia Palisades development. (Contributed illustration courtesy of ZGF Architects)

The Vancouver Clinic is set to construct a new, two-story, 26,400-square-foot medical office building in the Columbia Palisades development, on the border of Camas and East Vancouver, with the help of its construction partners, McKinstry and Anderson Construction.

The Camas medical building, which will include a phlebotomy lab and imaging as well as primary and urgent care, is slated to open to patients in late November 2020. Construction is expected to wrap up in September 2020.

The facility is the eighth Vancouver Clinic facility and will be constructed to accommodate future growth through a potential 30,000-square-foot, phase-two expansion.

McKinstry and Andersen Construction will complete a patient-oriented concept for Vancouver Clinic that includes the installation of full-height walls to increase privacy. This concept, along with new technology for one-touch vitals and patient check-in was also implemented at the Vancouver Clinic in Ridgefield, a 15,400-square-foot clinic that opened one month ahead of schedule in August 2019.

“McKinstry will streamline project delivery for the Camas facility by applying the lessons learned from the Ridgefield clinic,” said Cameron Hankins, project manager for McKinstry. “This includes advancements in offsite fabrication and kitting as well as ordering materials early to maintain project pace if construction goes faster than expected.”

McKinstry’s regional fabrication shop network, including a large facility located in Portland, allows the company to manufacture and assemble mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in a controlled, purpose-built environment to increase quality, safety and cost-savings. These systems can then be kitted to streamline the overall flow of materials, tools and information to tradespeople on jobsites, maximizing efficiency and further reducing costs.

McKinstry has served Vancouver Clinic since 2005, when the firm helped construct a 92,000-square-foot clinic in Salmon Creek.

Project partners for the Camas, Ridgefield and Salmon Creek facilities include ZGF Architects, KPFF Consulting Engineers, PAE Engineers, MacKay Sposito, Mitchell Planning Associates and Mill Plain Electric Inc.