The ATR Project

The Acute Tower Replacement (ATR) Project, a $668-million design and construction job, is crucial for providing continued healthcare services to the people of Alameda County. The project will bring Highland Hospital into compliance with the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1973. In addition, the Senate Bills 1953 and 306 require that all acute care hospital buildings meet seismic-safety requirements by 2020. Completion of the ATR Project is anticipated in 2019. In addition to meeting seismic safety standards, the ATR project will allow Highland Hospital to provide healthcare in a new state-of-the-art building.

View current webcam images or a time lapse of the H Building Demolition site or a time lapse of the completed Highland Care Pavilion or Acute Care Center.

What the State requires...
and what our community deserves.


Project Phases

The project includes three key phases:

  • New Highland Care Pavilion: The new 3-story Highland Care Pavilion will house campus wide support functions and outpatient clinic services currently located in the existing Acute Tower. It will include approximately 176 underground parking spaces. This phase of the Project will include demolition of the old Clinic (Building V) and Auditorium (VA Building) to enable construction of the new Highland Care Pavilion.
  • New Acute Tower and Central Utility Plant: The new 9-story, 169 bed Acute Care Tower will house inpatient, maternal and child, and support services currently located in the existing Acute Tower (Building H). This phase of the project includes demolition of C, D and F Wings and relocation of major campus utilities to allow for construction of the new Acute Care Tower.
  • Demolition of Building H, Construction of Link and Sitework: The final phase of the Project will include demolition of the existing Acute Tower (Building H), construction of the Link Building, and the new courtyard located where the H Building has been demolished.

These new facilities will unify the 14-acre campus both functionally and architecturally. So even as the hospital reaches for the future, they'll harmonize with the past, respecting and complementing the elegant facade that has graced Oakland since 1927.

The project is being designed with an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency ("green" design). Another key design criterion is uninterrupted, continuous service to our community. For more information on these important topics, see Sustainability and Project Schedule.

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