Construction on Philadelphia Campus

Philadelphia Campus New Buildings Rendering Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is growing! If you have visited, or plan to visit our Philadelphia Campus, you will notice an increase in construction activity. Our team supports CHOP's goal of providing world-class care to our patients and families by working with clinical and operational teams to design and build world-class facilities.

Below you can learn more about this critical work and what you can expect when you visit.

What should you expect?

When you visit our Philadelphia Campus, you may experience a combination of street or sidewalk closures. We understand conditions may impact travel to our Philadelphia Campus; however, closures ensure the safety of our patients, families and staff at all times.

New Patient Tower

Building Rendering New Patient Tower The New Patient Tower (NPT) is a high-intensity inpatient bed tower and diagnostic and treatment podium. With 1.3M square feet, the NPT enables CHOP to provide private rooms for all patients. The NPT will be located in Osler Circle, including the former location of the Wood Center.

Our New Patient Tower is our largest project under construction. Learn more about it here:

Construction Impacts

Osler Plaza

Osler Plaza

Osler Plaza has officially closed to vehicles & pedestrians to support construction of the New Patient Tower. The plaza will remain closed until the opening of the New Patient Tower in 2028.

University Ave/Curie Blvd

University Ave/Curie Blvd.

The installation of underground utilities will continue through 2023, causing sidewalk and traffic lane closures and congestion. Use South St. 1-76 ramps to avoid backup.

34th Street Bridge Replacement

Due to PennDOT’s work to replace the 34th Street bridge, traffic on 34th Street is reduced to a single lane in each direction between Grays Ferry Avenue and the ramp from I-76 East to Grays Ferry Avenue/University Avenue. Significant traffic and delays are expected. Please allow extra travel time to your appointment and use the South Street exit. View the latest alerts from PennDOT. 

We know the impact of construction may affect your travel to our Philadelphia Campus, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns about noise impacts, please contact the NPT team at NPTproject@chop.edu.

Morgan Center for Research and Innovation

Building Rendering Schuykill Ave Research Center At 17 stories tall, the new Morgan Center for Research and Innovation — opening in 2025 — will provide dedicated spaces for wet labs, core facilities, genome sequencing, mechanical infrastructure and more.

We know the impact of construction may affect your travel to our Philadelphia Campus and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns about noise impacts, please contact Schuylkillavenueresearchbuilding@chop.edu.

Recent Projects

The Hub for Clinical Collaboration

Building Rendering Hub for Clinical Collaboration The 17-story, 560,000 square-foot Hub for Clinical Collaboration opened in 2022, expanding CHOP's central utility plant and providing increased office and academic space, including 16 large conference rooms, 73 huddle rooms and a lecture hall.

Services and Logistics Center

Services and Logistics Center

Opened in 2022, the 175,000 square-foot Services and Logistics Center houses several non-clinical departments across CHOP, providing improved inventory management and coordinated support to both hospitals.

Center for Behavioral Health (4601 Market St.)

Center for Behavioral Health (4601 Market St.)

Opened in 2022, the 47,000 square-foot Center for Behavioral Health offers 65 outpatient consult rooms, as well as an intensive outpatient and partial program, making critical services easily accessible to the surrounding community.

Behavioral Health Services (Cedar Ave.)

Behavioral Health Services (Cedar Ave.)

In 2023, CHOP will open its first inpatient psychiatry unit on Cedar Ave. with 46,000 square-feet of clinical space, including 36 psychiatric beds, a Crisis Response Center and a Crisis Stabilization Unit.

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