Superior Drive Support Center Expansion News Roundup

Mayo Clinic is expanding its Superior Drive Support Center in Rochester, which currently houses Mayo Medical Laboratories. The expansion will add more than 70,000 square feet of laboratory, support, and office space, and additional parking and restrooms, to improve operations and accommodate increased testing. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in summer 2015.

For an overview of the expansion, read the news roundups below:

Mayo Clinic to Expand Superior Drive Support Center

4508163_GMayo Clinic will expand its Superior Drive Support Center to make room for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Mayo broke ground on a new facility at 3050 Superior Drive NW that will occupy three laboratories that have been located at Mayo's downtown campus. The space is near or at the maximum capacity for the space allotted at the downtown campus location. Via KTTC. Read article.

Mayo Clinic Support Center Grows 

Mayo Clinic executives, along with Rochester mayor Ardell Brede, far right, pose during a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a Mayo Medical Laboratories expansion at 3050 Superior Drive N.W., Rochester. Photo courtesy: Jerry Olson, jolson@postbulletin
Mayo Clinic executives, along with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede, far right, pose during a ceremonial groundbreaking for a Mayo Medical Laboratories expansion at 3050 Superior Drive NW in Rochester, Minnesota.
Photo courtesy: Jerry Olson, jolson@postbulletin

Mayo Clinic is ramping up its laboratory space in Rochester with an almost 70,000-square-foot expansion of its Superior Drive Support Center (30,000 of which will be laboratory space). Clinic officials broke ground Monday morning to officially launch the project to expand Mayo Medical Laboratories at 3050 Superior Drive NW. A three-story addition will be built on the south side of the complex, which was originally built and owned by Celestica in 2001. Via Post-Bulletin. Read article.

Heard on the Street: Grand Opening at Large Mayo Clinic Lab Monday

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) president and chief executive officer Franklin Cockerill, M.D. Photo courtesy: Jerry Olson, jolson@postbulletin
Mayo Medical Laboratories President and Chief Executive Officer Franklin Cockerill, M.D.
Photo courtesy: Jerry Olson, jolson@postbulletin

Mayo Clinic will break ground on Monday for a 70,000-square-foot expansion of its Superior Drive Support Center specimen-testing laboratory—a hopeful sign for Rochester job growth. "The wet lab space on the downtown campus is near capacity, and historical trends suggest that the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology will continue to grow at 3 to 5 percent per year," says an announcement about the groundbreaking. Via Post-Bulletin. Read article.

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