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LA awards $165M contract for MLK hospital

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the award of a $165 million contract for the design and construction of a planned 120-bed hospital for the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center.

April 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $165 million contract for the design and construction for a hospital for the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center.

The contract, which went to Hensel Phelps Construction Company, includes the renovation of about 194,000 square feet of an existing six-story tower and work on two other buildings.

The new inpatient facility is expected to support some 30,000 emergency room visits each year.

The contract also calls for a new 25,000-square-foot building for a cafeteria and offices for the medical center.

The plans for the medical center also include an outpatient facility, budgeted at $125 million, not included as part of the Hensel Phelps contract.

The work is set to be completed September 2013.

City News Service contributed to this report.