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  • Location Portland, ME
  • Vertical Healthcare
  • Capability Plumbing
  • Delivery Method Design Build

A medical tower in Portland expanded facilities for advanced healthcare, opening new horizons in 2024.


About this Project

With the goal of expanding patient room availability and cardiovascular care, Maine Medical Center introduced a newly constructed medical tower in Portland, Maine. This 291,000-square-foot tower was part of the final phase of their Master Facilities Plan. The tower has three floors dedicated to private patient beds, a floor with 19 procedure rooms, another with 40 pre/post bays, and a specialized sterile processing department.

TG Gallagher designed plumbing systems for various utilities, ranging from sinks and showers to specialized medical gases for operating and patient rooms. Prefabrication was a key strategy to ensure an efficient and safe installation. Prefabbed material included headwalls, zone valve boxes, and in-wall bathroom setups for patient rooms.

The installation of the roof drain proved challenging due to its location on the building. The drain was located on a narrow ledge, spanning six stories, with a constrained workspace and limited safety options. TGG’s Safety Team developed a rescue plan along with pre-installed guardrails and vertical lifelines to ensure a secure working environment.

The team at TGG worked during off-hours to minimize disruption to the existing hospital while seamlessly tying in the new building. All of these efforts coincide with the tower’s grand opening, anticipated in 2024.

In Collaboration With

  • Owner MaineHealth
  • Architect Perkins & Will
  • Engineer AKF
  • General Contractor Turner Construction Company