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New Ironwood Cancer Treatment, Research Center Planned for Scottsdale

By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Ironwood Cancer Center. Photo Credit: David B. Howell Architect & Design

Ironwood Cancer Center. Photo Credit: David B. Howell Architect & Design

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has tapped architect David B. Howell Architecture & Design, PC to design its new 24KSF Scottsdale cancer center north of Scottsdale Shea Medical Center near Shea Blvd. and Loop 101. The two-story facility on 82KSF adjoins a residential neighborhood, the freeway, and a commercial area at 8880 E. Desert Cove Dr.

Construction will start after the city’s design review board approves the project. Specter Group and Howell have partnered on all of the other Ironwood centers. The team has been handling Ironwood’s expansion as a design-build effort. Ironwood officials declined to disclose the construction budget.

The design intends to terrace the building away from the residential area to increase its compatibility. The development requires the city and Ironwood to swap some land area on the Desert Cove cul-de-sac. The trade allows the building to be sited further west away from the residential area.

The Ironwood has cancer and oncology centers in Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Globe, Paradise Valley and Deer Valley. The Scottsdale facility is to be a comprehensive community cancer center.

Ironwood plans to have the location under construction this fall with the opening slated for summer 2014.