The six-story UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics (OSC) building is taking shape at the southeast corner of Taylor and Wood streets in the Illinois Medical District. Crews are currently installing the 200,000-square-foot structure's facade of glass and vertical textured cement panels.

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A public-private partnership between the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System and Provident Resources Group broke ground on the steel-frame building in August 2020. The structure topped off earlier this spring, and exterior work is expected to be complete by late fall or early winter. The facility is on track to open its doors in 2022. 

Designed by Shive-Hattery and ZGF Architects, the upcoming structure will house outpatient surgery, transplant services, ophthalmology, urology, and gastroenterology facilities. It will eventually connect to the main hospital via an elevated bridge spanning West Taylor Street. Pepper Construction serves as general contractor on the project. 

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The UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics is one of several major developments underway in the Illinois Medical District. Notable projects include the recently completed 18-story Atrio apartments, the upcoming mixed-use IMD Gateway development, the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building at Rush, and the old Cook County Hospital's conversion into a dual-branded Hyatt hotel.