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ACH Picks Polk Stanley Wilcox for Springdale Hospital

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital said Thursday that has selected two architectural firms to help design its new campus in northwest Arkansas: FKP Architects of Houston and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Fayetteville and Little Rock.  

The Little Rock hospital announced Aug. 7 that it would building a $100 million hospital on 37 acres in Springdale donated by the Gary George family. The hospital, scheduled to be open by early 2018, will be part of a “statewide network of care” that will also include a new ACH operation somewhere in south Arkansas.  

Construction on the 225,000-SF Springdale hospital is scheduled to start in the spring. Plans call for a 24 inpatient beds, an emergency department with 21 exam rooms, 30 clinic exam rooms, five operating rooms and a helipad with refueling station.

The hospital’s total cost, including the furnishings and operating costs for five years, is expected to be $184 million. ACH is planning a fundraising campaign to raise more than $70 million for the project. ACH will also use its own money and borrow the rest.

“We’re in the ‘planning to plan’ phase of our work,” Robert W. Steele, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for ACH, said in a news release. “With FKP and Polk Stanley Wilcox, we have excellent national and local vision for architectural and engineering design and planning.”

The Springdale site is on I-49 in Springdale between Don Tyson Parkway and HWY 412, bordered by S. 56th Street and Watkins Avenue. The land is across the street from Arvest Ballpark.

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