Bid to IMC

Building News

St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital Tops Out

IMC_SLUNH_69 News Video

IMC placed the final beam at the construction site of St. Luke University Health Network’s new $40 million hospital in Quakertown.

The new hospital is being constructed as a replacement hospital for the existing Quakertown Hospital, which is landlocked in its downtown location. The new building will include 40 private patient rooms, which can be expanded to an additional 40; 17 diagnostic radiology departments with cat scan, nuclear medicine, mammography, and fluoroscopy machines; surgical and emergency departments; and a laboratory, pharmacy and cafeteria. The cafeteria will feature a large, full-service kitchen. The existing hospital will be repurposed for doctor’s offices, outpatient care and behavioral health facilities.

Read More

Malvern Prep Gets High Marks for Flexibility and Sustainability

IMC Construction has broken ground on a new $10.6 million academic building for Malvern Prep, a top-rated independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs. The new 58,000-square-foot Center for Social Impact will link two existing buildings on the Georgian revival campus.

“The Center’s footprint and façade, connecting Carney and Sullivan Halls, will be constructed on a large arc radius and create a new focal point and entrance to the school,” said Daniel O’Rourke, senior project manager for IMC Construction. “It will be a gracious welcome to the campus as well as emphasizing the Augustinian school’s commitment to social justice.”

A bridge will connect the student drop-off area to the new 3-story steel structure clad in brick, cast stone and glass curtainwall. Inside, sunlit common areas will encourage informal gathering, conference rooms will house group meetings and a grand stair will serve as amphitheater seating as well as connecting the first and second levels. Classroom spaces with moveable, writable walls will help to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and math studies.

Adjacent to the Center, Sullivan Hall will be gutted and thoroughly renovated as a state-of-the-art home for the sciences with easy flow between buildings. Academic spaces in Carney Hall will be updated and renovated.

“Malvern is embarking on a building that will enhance the experience of learning for the students here on campus.” says Rev. Donald F. Reilly, OSA, DMin, Malvern Prep Head of School, in a video on the school’s website. “The excitement comes from the ability for the students now to have a space that accommodates what they are currently learning and how they are learning.”

In addition to sustainable, energy-efficient practices that are now standard, builders will repurpose most of the masonry they remove when the buildings are connected, and will also build a green roof to control stormwater runoff.

The project is expected to be complete for the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

The Malvern Prep Center for Social Impact team includes architect Voith & Mactavish Architects; structural and m/e/p engineer Bala Consulting; and site/civil engineer Nave Newell.

Read More

Smart Growth on Philadelphia’s Main Line

IMC Construction held groundbreaking ceremonies recently for a new apartment building adjacent to the Paoli train station. Station Square, the $35 million project developed by Linden Lane Capital Partners of Philadelphia, will bring 153 luxury apartments to a site of vacant buildings at 37 North Valley Road in Paoli, Chester County. It is expected to be complete in Spring 2020.

“Station Square is a carefully-sited, smart-growth project that will benefit the local economy and add to the beauty of the area,” said Jerry Bronstein, AIA, project executive for IMC Construction. “The building will reflect the style of nearby homes and be surrounded by evergreens and flowering trees. Residents will be able to walk to shops or take the train into Center City.”

The four-story, 256,000-square-foot building will feature one- and two-bedroom apartments, fitness center, club room, multi-media entertainment room, and a co-working space. Outside, a secluded courtyard will contain a pool and multiple lounge and seating areas, raised flower beds, outdoor grills, wet bar, and patio dining areas. Parking is surface and below grade.

The Station Square team includes architect & interior designer Bernardon; structural engineer Baker, Ingram & Associates; m/e/p engineer AEI; and civil engineer Chester Valley Engineers.

Pictured below L to R: Bill Martin, Tredyffrin Township Manager; Harold Mesa, Brian Friedman, and Michael Wachs, Management Team at Linden Lane Capital Partners; Robert Cottone, IMC Construction; Pamela Arms, Beneficial Bank; Neil Liebman, Bernardon Architects; David Falcone, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; and Andrew Janas, Wind River Holdings.

Read More