Jefferson Health has announced plans for the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, the latest in the organization’s portfolio of properties in the Market East district of Center City. Located at 1101 Chestnut Street across from the iconic PSFS Building, the project is designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and will stand around 400 feet tall. The structure is planned to yield some 462,000 square feet of floor space, over 300 exam rooms, and numerous medical services.
Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion. Photo by Thomas Koloski
The site was previously home to a hulking mid-rise commercial structure with sparse Art Deco detailing and large expanses of windowless walls. The structure was recently demolished, and a rendering was released in November 2019, revealing a slightly different design with a smaller residential tower on the western side of the block. The combined complex is known as East Market Phase 3. The rectangular, glass-clad tower will rise to roughly the same height as the nearby office building at 1101 Market Street, long known as the Aramark Tower until Jefferson Health recently acquired, renovated, and re-branded the property as Jefferson Center.
In addition to the 300-plus hospital beds, the facility will also feature ten operating rooms, six endoscopy rooms, imagining and lab services, 58 infusion chairs, a pharmacy, and three stories of underground parking. According to Jefferson, the groundbreaking is planned for this fall.
Completion is scheduled for 2024, timed to coincide with the university’s 200th anniversary.