Durham, North Carolina, USA

490,000 ft² | 45,522 m² | 350 Beds


Duke University Hospital is a 957-acute care bed academic tertiary care facility located in Durham, North Carolina. Since its establishment in 1930, the hospital has grown from a small regional hospital to a world-renowned academic medical center.

The Central Tower Expansion project involved the construction of a new 490,000 ft², 350-bed, 11-story attached tower. The new state-of-the-art tower expanded the hospital’s current bed count by 90 beds. The upper floors house 222 private, adult acuity-adaptable beds, and the lower floors house 128 pediatric beds that are dedicated to children’s in-patient services.

HCR was selected to provide a variety of transition services in support of the project, including warehousing, IT rollout, installation of owner-purchased / owner-installed items, asset move planning, physical relocation of assets, patient move planning and patient move coordination.

HCR completed IT rollout over a two-week period in February 2021, and returned in June 2021 to complete the installation of over 6,000 owner-purchased / owner-installed items over a two-week period. This was immediately followed by the adult patient move. In addition, HCR also completed the interim and unplanned moves of COVID patients. In December of 2021, HCR returned one last time to complete the children’s patient move, which saw 126 of the hospitals most sensitive patients safely relocated over 3 consecutive days.


Duke University Hospital Website