Veterans Administration Mental Health Facility

Biloxi, MS

This 98,000 gross square foot project consists of a two-story, 64-bed mental health facility for in-patient and out-patient care. Work includes site utilities, earthwork, site lighting as well as access roads and parking. This project is located in the middle of an existing active hospital campus. The utility portion of this project provides the existing campus as well as new buildings. It also replaces the existing sanitary sewer system with a new system and lift station. Installation of new roadways and relocated utilities present a challenge since there cannot be any interruption of existing services to the facility during the construction period. The finishes are detailed wood work complete with painted gypsum board walls, carpeting, wood grain sheet vinyl flooring, and stained wainscot and chair rail. Although the project is termed “clinical”, the finishes invoke a more social and home atmosphere for patients and their families.