Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System – 3rd Floor Kitchen and Canteen Modernization
Tooles Contracting Group teamed with VetBuilt Building Group to complete the phased, occupied renovation of approximately 17,000 square feet on the 3rd floor of the 1W Building at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. The entire existing food service kitchen, servery, dining and canteen store areas servicing the Medical Center will be renovated. The construction of this project is taking place in a very busy occupied building and is being completed without any interruption of services. The work is being completed in eight separate phases to allow food service, dining and canteen store functions to be maintained throughout the construction. The initial phase required a temporary kitchen to be built prior to renovating the existing kitchen. The temporary kitchen scope also includes accessing the 2nd floor ceiling space to tie into the existing plumbing system for the 3rd floor renovation work with access to the plumbing system being permitted during off-hours. The Phase 1 Temporary Kitchen and Canteen has been accomplished by minimizing disruption of the facility, staff and patients and required extensive coordination between the Tooles/VetBuilt Team and the medical center staff.