The new headquarters for Boston MedFlight, the non-profit critical care medical transport provider, consolidates all functions under one roof on the civilian side of Hanscom Field and includes hangar space for four aircraft, garage bays for ground ambulances, a state-of-the-art communications center, a high-fidelity medical simulation lab that allows comprehensive, up-to-date training of Boston MedFlight and local first responders, and office and communications spaces equipped with high-performance technology.
The 30,000 square foot hangar slab and apron utilize radiant heat to maintain warm temperatures inside the hangar and ensure snow and ice melt on the exterior. Additionally, the project includes numerous sustainable design features including solar panels on the facility’s roof which supply 297,600 kWh per year, providing roughly $45,000 in utility company savings per year, and reducing CO2 emissions by 238 tons per year. LEED Silver certification is expected.
Columbia Construction fully realized our most ambitious goals for this new facility. Their calm leadership and industry-leading expertise made a potentially difficult process smoother and resulted in a headquarters that improves functionality and efficiency in providing our lifesaving services. We expect this facility will dramatically shorten our launch process to get aircraft and ground ambulances to our patients when and where they need us.
—Rick Kenin, Chief Operating Officer - Transport