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Brigham and Women’s expands its campus with a $475m building

The new facility includes outpatient clinics for orthopedics, rheumatology, and neurology. David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday unveiled the newest addition to its campus, a $475 million building that will put patients, doctors, and scientists under one roof.

The 11-story Building for Transformative Medicine includes new outpatient clinics in areas where Brigham officials expect to see growth: orthopedics, rheumatology, and neurology. That includes things like joint problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.

With 383,000 square feet, the building also houses several new imaging machines, including a roughly $7 million state-of-the-art MRI scanner that can identify hard-to-see abnormalities in the brain.

About 950 people will work in the building, at 60 Fenwood Road, which opens to patients Monday. Brigham executives said it was designed to encourage a “water cooler effect” between people who work in research and those who work in patient care. In the past, research and patient care have been in separate buildings.


Despite the facility’s price tag, hospital officials say they will save about $18 million in annual real estate costs by moving employees there from leased spaces. Some of the building costs were supported by philanthropy.

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