Construction Updates: Station Square
Construction crews are busy working on interior details of Skagit Regional Health – Station Square in downtown Mount Vernon. Reception desks, paint and flooring have all been installed on the first and second floors creating a bright, welcoming space for patients. The modern chandelier is an architectural feature of the 30,000 square foot building, visible from the main lobbies on the first and second floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows accent the third floor common area offering a bird’s eye view of downtown.
Thoughtful design details, though not visible, will play an important role in the patient experience. One notable example is the work put into keeping patient areas quiet from the busy downtown corridor and nearby train tracks. Early in the project sound studies were conducted to determine the noise level and frequency of ambient sounds in the area. Based on the study findings, the project team planned the building layout and selected acoustical control materials, including sound deadening wall boards and ceiling tiles virtually eliminating outside noise from interior suites.
The HVAC system is another low profile feature of the building that offers enhanced infection control abilities by supplying fresh, outside air to each of the exam rooms.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in late November 2022, allowing time for furniture and equipment installation prior to the January 9, 2023 planned opening.