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Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA
  • Construction Cost

    $223 Million
  • Delivery Method

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  • A former hospital building is repurposed for community mental health treatment

  • Project Overview

    The newly renamed Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center (formerly named Martin Luther King, Jr Behavioral Health Center) project is an adaptive repurposing of the former MLK hospital building. The 5-story, 505,000 SF building was demolished to the structural members and floors, then rebuilt with new MEPT services and distribution systems with supply service points of connection in the existing campus central utility plant. The renovations provide mental health services, including urgent care, outpatient, psychiatric health, substance abuse, and rehabilitation. The design-build team is led by HOK and Bernards in partnership with Los Angeles County Public Works.

  • Solution

    P2S provided electrical, audiovisual, building security, data cable design and construction support services for the main building and adjacent central plant renovations. We also provided electrical design for the installation of a domestic water booster pump and heating hot water system with a recirculation pump. This $223 million, design-build project is scheduled to have substantial construction completion in 2021.