Lackland AFB: 645,000-SF hospital to enhance medical careLackland AFB: 645,000-SF hospital to enhance medical carehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=29812014-09-23T07:27:00Z2014-09-23T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio is home to a new military medical center, now rising at Lackland Air Force Base. 

The $457 million, 645,000-sf Lackland Ambulatory Care Center is a state-of-the-art replacement hospital that will become the largest ambulatory care center the Department of Defense has built to date.

Development of the new facility was driven by the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 2005, an initiative that consolidated all military medical training and health care in the San Antonio area.

The original strategy consisted of four phases totaling $480 million, including 680,000 sf of clinic space, a new central energy plant, a parking garage and overall site improvements. Phase one ended in November, and phases two and three are still under construction.

The $90 million phase two is 90 percent finished, with completion expected by January. Phase three should be done in June 2015. Valued at $92.5 million, the third phase is around 75 percent complete.

A fourth and final phase that includes demolishing Wilford Hall is planned for 2015-2016 but is contingent on government funding.

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