Summit Medical Group



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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

January 2007

250,000 sq. ft. facility on a 40-acre site.

Construction Management

Torcon completed construction of a comprehensive new medical campus in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, for the Summit Medical Group, one of Union County’s largest and most prominent physician practices. Founded in 1929, Summit Medical Group pioneered the development of multi-specialty group practice and has grown to a level where an average of 30,000 patients per month are treated by the Group’s physicians.

The project renovated and expanded a facility that once served as Dun & Bradstreet’s corporate headquarters. The result is a 250,000 sq. ft. facility on a 40 acre site that has allowed the SMG to consolidate 750 employees from four locations. The new facility provides private physician offices and examination rooms along with shared procedure rooms and support services.  The campus underscores the SMG’s objective of providing all the services their patients need under a single umbrella.

Major services include ambulatory surgery, an Urgent Care Center, infusion services and an upscale cafe available to staff, patients and families, featuring outdoor dining in a protected courtyard.

Additional services include an imaging center,  oncology, plastic surgery, an optical shop, radiology, cardiology, neurology, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation and pain management, a pharmacy, day spa and diagnostic labs.

Torcon’s renovation operations encompassed virtually all areas of each building on the campus, including the total gut demolition of interior spaces and significant upgrades of the utility distribution network.

The campus featured four buildings with 188,000 sq. ft. of space.  Two new structures were added to increase usable space and to improve circulation among the buildings.

The site’s infrastructure was totally upgraded, including roads, campus entrances, parking lots and utilities.  Boilers and chillers were replaced within the powerhouse, with efforts made to use as much of the existing pipe and ductwork as possible  Extensive electrical upgrades were required to accommodate the new medical use of the facilities.