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WashU School of Medicine Planning Ambulatory Cancer Center at Forest Park and Taylor

Updated: May 15, 2021

Basic massing and stacking plan for the new building.

The Washington University School of Medicine is planning a 9-story Ambulatory Cancer Center on a parking lot at the southwest corner of Forest Park Avenue and Taylor in the Central West End.

Beyond a stacking plan, renderings are not yet public. However, we do know the scope of the project thanks to the WUSM Planning and Projects page. The building will stand 9-stories and include 430 car parking garage, 5 floors of clinic space, one floor of office, and a connection to the Center for Advanced Medicine via the Link system (a series of sky bridges connecting all of the buildings in the medical center complex). According to the WUSM website, "the programs moving into the building include multi-disciplinary clinics, diagnostic and treatment areas and multi-specialty clinics." The project will also include improvements to the sidewalks and streets.

The Lawrence Group and Perkins-Eastman are the architects on the projects. Clayco is the general contractor. An exact start date is not provided on the Planning and Projects website, but a post notifying people says that two lanes of Forest Park Avenue will be closed beginning this month and lasting the duration of construction until April 2024. The two lanes will be closed from Euclid until Taylor.

The Ambulatory Cancer Center is the second of three large projects that are expanding the WashU School of Medicine campus in the Central West End. The other two are the Neuroscience Research Building in Cortex and the replacement for Queeny Tower.

The Neuroscience Research Building is currently under construction with the two red tower cranes visible for miles. Upon completion, the project will add an 11-story, 609,000sf building with 1,850 parking spaces to the medical campus and to Cortex. This is just a few blocks away from the Ambulatory Cancer Center. The Neuroscience Building is designed by Cannon Design and Perkins+Will. The contractor is McCarthy.

The Queeny Tower replacement has not been formally announced yet, but demolition on the existing building is well underway with crews having removed the skybridge a few days ago.

This story will be updated with more details when they become available.

Update: May 15th

Project officially renamed and is now part of the Siteman Cancer Center.

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