2000s and Beyond

Buildings Completed:

  • Ardmore Tower West (2002)
  • Miller Plaza (2002)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center (2004)
  • BioTech Place (2012)

In Progress: 

  • Piedmont Triad Research Park 


Ardmore Tower West (2002)

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At eleven stories tall and 400,000 square feet of area, Ardmore Tower West maintains a large presence at the Medical Center.  Six of the floors in Ardmore West make up Brenner Children's Hospital, which moved out of its prior location in North Tower to the newly built Ardmore West.  The lower five floors of Ardmore Tower West are made up of operating rooms, outpatient facilities, and cardiac catheterization labs.

Ardmore Tower West was built on top of the emergency room located in Ardmore Tower.  Ardmore Tower West can be considered a vertical expansion of Ardmore Tower.

 
Miller Plaza (2002)

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 Miller Plaza is one of the Medical Center's buildings that is not located on the main campus.  It is located only a few blocks away on the corner of Cloverdale Avenue and Miller Street.

This four story, 75,552 square foot facility is home to Information Services and the Public Relations and Marketing departments.

  
Comprehensive Cancer Center (2004)

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The Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in August of 2004, after two years of construction.  The eye catching, four story, 257,350 square foot glass building is located in the northern area of the Medical Center, facing Cloverdale Avenue and Business 40. 

The attractive building is not the average hospital facility that one may think of.  Patients are greeted by a waterfall outside of the main entrance and are further welcomed by natural light that floods the building's atrium and other rooms.  Calming colors, music and artwork also help give the facility a unique feel.

Several services are located in the Comprehensive Cancer Center including the Radiation Oncology Department, a pharmacy, food court, a meditation room, and outpatient services.

Cancer Center Expansion

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The six-story addition to our Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in December, 2013, and brings both inpatient and outpatient services into a single location.

The $125 million expansion adds one day hospital and four inpatient floors to our outpatient cancer center, making it the largest dedicated cancer hospital in the state.

It increases the number of inpatient beds to 148 acute care and 44 observation beds. All rooms are private, make use of natural light and are designed to accommodate families. The cancer hospital includes a total of 530,600 square feet and features a courtyard nestled in the center of the upper floors – offering patients and families a peaceful environment to spend time together.

Piedmont Triad Research Park

On April 13, 2004 Wake Forest University Health Sciences broke ground on a new endeavor, the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP).  Construction is underway on the 240-acre park, located in downtown Winston-Salem, minutes away from the Medical Center campus.  The park will be divided into three districts: Southern, for a poly-university campus; Central, for a life-science research park; and Northern, for a mixed use village. If all goes according to plan, the PTRP should be completed around 2030-2035. See the PTRP Media Kit (pdf) for extensive information on current tenants and the master plans.
 
Biotech Place (2012)

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Biotech Place is Wake Forest Baptist’s newest research facility and its sixth building in the growing Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP), a large section on the eastern edge of downtown that has seen low utilization for decades. The premier facility is located at the corner of Fifth Street and North Patterson Avenue and is comprised of two completely restored former tobacco facilities once owned by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Wake Forest Baptist is the building’s largest tenant. The first floor/basement consists of a pedestrian entrance, space for a café, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, office space to house the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, business accelerator space, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and their associated research labs. The second floor serves as the main entrance/lobby and houses the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Immunology. The third floor features space for the to-be-named Centers of Excellence laboratories and the Department of Physiology/Pharmacology. The fourth floor is home to Carolina Liquid Chemistries and additional pre-built lab space for future private companies. The fifth floor houses the Piedmont Triad Research Park marketing center and offices and additional build-out space for private companies.

See the Biotech Place page for more information, including a video on the history and renovation of these historic buildings.

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