Blach to Build Children’s Health Center

Atherton, Calif. – (March 18, 2013) – Blach Construction Company, an established commercial builder and construction manager, is partnering with Gardner Family Health Network (GFHN) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and to renovate an approximately 10,000 s.f. clinic, located at 3351 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027. 

Serving the needs of San Mateo and Santa Clara County communities, the OSHPD-3 facility will provide a new, state-of the-art space that will enable Gardner Family Health Network to provide clinic space and administration support for the LPCH physicians that care for patients of GFHN.  The space will feature 16 exam rooms, two medicine/injection rooms, two treatment rooms, nurses’ stations, medical assistant work spaces, and a doctor’s work space.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to forge new relationships with Gardner Family Health Network and Shepley Bulfinch through the construction of this project,” said Scott Bergstrom, Healthcare Group Leader.  “This will be a great addition to Blach’s growing healthcare portfolio.”

Blach is working with Shepley Bulfinch, a 100+ year-old national architecture firm based in Boston, to renovate the clinic. The design firm’s San Francisco office will be leading the effort, with assistance from key personnel in the Phoenix and Boston offices. Preconstruction is underway, with construction scheduled to commence in May 2013 and complete in October 2013.

Blach is employing cutting-edge technology on this project by creating a complete scan of the space, garage, and roof equipment areas in order to allow the design team to move quickly on this project in the absence of as-built drawings. This model will later be used to facilitate the project’s design and construction phases.

Blach Construction Company builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout northern and central California.  The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including healthcare,  education, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities.  Blach is also a recognized leader in sustainable design and construction.  The company is based in Silicon Valley, with full-service regional offices located in Sacramento and Monterey.  

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013