Construction projects on Campus Virchow-Klinikum
This page provides updates on construction projects currently underway on Campus Virchow-Klinikum.
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Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Campus Virchow-Klinikum saw the addition of a new Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with 10 beds. This unit provides postsurgical patients with up to 24 hours of intensive medical care and monitoring. The PACU was created by reorganizing existing space and facilities, along with constructing a central monitoring unit.
Facts and numbers
Floor area: 750 m2 (8070 ft2)
Total duration of construction: July 2013 to January 2015 (four construction phases)
Total cost of construction: €2.7 million
New emergency power system on Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK)
The ‘Emergency Diesel Generator’ project formed part of Charité's Master Plan. All of the project’s component measures were completed by December 2014. The state-of-the-art high-voltage substation is housed in its own dedicated building and contains two emergency diesel generators, which can be used to provide additional power. The new emergency power system led to a restructuring of the power supply on Campus Virchow-Klinikum.
Facts and numbers
• Total duration of construction: January 2013 to December 2014
• Total cost of construction: €5.6 million
Renovation and refurbishment of the former dental hospital
The Federal Government’s second stimulus package (Konjunkturpaket II) provided funding for the renovation and refurbishment of the former dental hospital. The new, two-story research and competence center, which was completed in 2012, comprises seminar rooms and offices. The facilities are used by one of Charité’s Excellence Projects, as well as the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) Graduate School and the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT). Other users include the Institute of Immunology, the Institute of Human Genetics and the Julius-Wolff Institute.
The building’s centerpiece is a laboratory built and maintained to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards which meets the highest safety requirements. The laboratory will be used for the development of new drugs, including cancer drugs.