County of San Mateo Health Campus Reaches Topping Out


Truebeck Construction is pleased to announce the topping out of the San Mateo Health Campus Link Building. The topping out ceremony on June 27, 2024 celebrated the completion of the new 35,000sf Link Building’s structural steel frame. The topping out represents one of the last major project milestones for the final phase of the $176 million project, which began in November 2018 at 222 W. 39th Street.

The multi-phase Health System project spans a full city block, including approximately 200,000sf of sitework, 90,000sf of new ground-up construction, 180,000sf of existing buildings demolished, and 50,000sf of tenant improvements across multiple existing buildings on campus. The first phase of work completed in 2021 included a 12,000sf renovation of the central plant, as well as a 27,000sf nursing wing ground floor renovation, including an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and dietary kitchen, café, and server, all under OSHPD jurisdiction. The second phase delivered a new 52,000sf three-story Administration Office Building in 2023.

In the current and final phase, the team demolished the 109,000sf “1954 Building” and the 70,000sf Health Services Building. The new 35,000 square foot Link Building, which connects the Administration Office Building to the existing hospital, marks the project’s last major milestone. Next steps in this final phase include: completion of new sitework to create additional parking and a new welcoming entrance to the Campus, construction of a new loading dock serving the Central Plant, and the interior fit-out of the Link Building, which will feature a new cafeteria, engineers workshop, and multiple public-facing departments for the Health System.

This new campus aims to provide a class A space for the County of San Mateo, with buildings targeting LEED certification. “This milestone for the San Mateo Health Campus project is a testament to a true team effort. The collaboration and problem-solving, from all of our partners in design and construction, as well as the patience from the hospital staff, patients, and neighboring communities, allowed for this significant milestone. This project will represent a tremendous addition to the Health Campus to help better serve the San Mateo community,” said Paul Cunningham, Truebeck Project Executive.

Truebeck is collaborating with Taylor Design (Architecture), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Structural Engineering), Interface Engineering (MEP Engineering), BKF Engineers (Civil Engineering), and Link Building Design-Build MEP trade partners: Frank M. Booth and Randall Lamb.

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