San Francisco General Hospital Research Building

UCSF is proposing the construction of a new, 175,000-square-foot research building at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), which has been affiliated with UCSF as a teaching and research site since 1873.

The new research building would replace space occupied by UCSF employees in seven seismically compromised buildings – originally constructed during World War I – with modern facilities that would greatly enhance the work of UCSF’s principal investigators at SFGH.

The building would accommodate 800 UCSF employees, the majority of whom are currently working in programs in at least 16 clinical departments at SFGH. The construction cost of the new research building at SFGH, which is preliminarily estimated at $188 million, would be funded through external financing and campus funds.

In related news on Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a non-binding term sheet for UCSF to enter into a 75-year ground lease for the site of the new building that UCSF would own and operate.

The Regents committee also discussed two other projects at UCSF Mission Bay, a new cancer outpatient building and another building to house faculty and staff relocated from other sites. UCSF officials will present both projects for Regents’ approval of planning funding this fall.