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Hillsborough Campus Bed Tower and Central Utility Plant Addition

UNC Health's Hillsborough Campus combines a community hospital culture with innovative procedures and care. The new bed tower houses 80 new patient rooms (30 rehabilitation beds and 50 acute-care beds), eight nurse call stations, a dialysis suite with six dialysis bays, a physical therapy and rehabilitation gym, a family dining and activities suite, and administration space.

Size95,000 SF

LocationHillsborough, North Carolina

ServicesMEP Building Engineering, District Energy


RMF provided MEP engineering services for a 95,000 SF bed tower addition and 3,700 SF addition to the central utility plant.

RMF’s services included designs for all building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as medical gas, general and isolation exhaust, fire protection, fire suppression and seismic bracing systems. Two custom central station air handling units serve the bed tower. Plumbing, medical gases and fire protection systems were extended from the main hospital to the new tower.

New equipment in the central utility plant includes a 1,000-ton variable speed centrifugal chiller, a 12,000 MBH output hot water boiler, and a 5 kV generator.

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